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$7,000 for professional development and other studies

Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: grants to individuals fund…

Technology aids health education

Educators and school leaders across the country are taking steps to curb childhood obesity by stepping up their health education programs--and many are using technology to better engage…

Letters to the Editor

SCORM: More hype than help? I thought your front-page story on SCORM was interesting (“eLearning taken by SCORM,” May 2006), but I found it reflected the hype that I see…

Stellar tech use

In the vanguard of education, the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) in metropolitan Washington, D.C., are committed to expanding the frontiers of learning with their stellar use of…

Looking for good WebQuests? Try TeacherWeb’s extensive collection

Looking for good WebQuests? Try TeacherWeb’s extensive collection

TeacherWeb Inc., a provider of web site templates for educators, recently announced that it has collected its ten thousandth WebQuest from contributing educators. As of press time, more than 3,300…

“NationMaster” lets users compare statistics for countries worldwide

“NationMaster” lets users compare statistics for countries worldwide

Teachers of geography, economics, political science, sociology, and a host of other disciplines are likely to appreciate NationMaster, a massive online database of information on countries around the world. Compiled…

Site connects users to education research

Aiming to create a place online where tech-savvy school administrators can turn to find reliable professional journal articles and valid educational research on school leadership, a national group…

Miss. proposes self-paced, online curriculum

Mississippi's state superintendent has floated a plan that would allow the state's students to take self-paced online courses as an alternative to graduation. The plan, which aims to…

Technology transforms voc-ed

The opportunity for hands-on experience with high-tech tools in a wide range of new fields--from DNA forensics and robotics to golf course management--has helped fuel a near 60-percent…

NSF: Redesign science curriculum

To strengthen the nation's global competitiveness, the National Science Foundation is calling on education leaders to redesign their K-12 science curricula to incorporate the latest discoveries in biotechnology,…