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Online courses help boost AP results

More students are taking–and passing–Advanced Placement (AP) exams in every part of the country, as college-level work in high school becomes increasingly common, the College Board reported Jan. 25. Many…

Texas software targets test cheaters

Using the same type of data-analysis software employed by schools to track the progress of students and ensure they are meeting all relevant standards, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is…

Schools use web to deepen tsunami study

In the aftermath of the deadly tsunami that devastated parts of South Asia and the east coast of Africa on Dec. 26, educators and their students are using online resources…

Kentucky to launch online testing pilot

This spring, Kentucky will join the growing number of states implementing computer-based testing of students. A state pilot program will offer online testing to more than 3,000 students in more…

Online and into your school: The Smithsonian brings history to life

Online and into your school: The Smithsonian brings history to life

The Smithsonian Institution has upgraded its central education web site to include a wealth of new educational content for students ages 6-12, including interactive activities, homework help, and games for…

Student engineers take on stellar challenges at this NASA web site

Student engineers take on stellar challenges at this NASA web site

Students who sign on to participate in NASA’s Engineering Design Challenges Program will encounter many of the same challenges faced by some of NASA’s top scientists and engineers, as they…

In pursuit of elusive targets, students have fun learning geography

In pursuit of elusive targets, students have fun learning geography

As agents for the fictional Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation (FFFBI), students ages 8-13 are invited to undertake a series of imaginative online missions designed to enhance their…

SIIA: Revise archaic textbook adoptions

Calling “archaic” those textbook adoption policies that preclude schools and districts from spending state funds on digital-only resources, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) is urging state officials to…

Royalty-free video: Geography

Discovery Education is offering its unitedstreaming video-on-demand service subscribers access to more than 1,000 video clips that have been copyright-cleared by their producers for editing or reproduction by teachers and…

Royalty-free video: Character development

Discovery Education is offering its unitedstreaming video-on-demand service subscribers access to more than 1,000 video clips that have been copyright-cleared by their producers for editing or reproduction by teachers and…