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Technology helps ratchet up math instruction

As the focus in the nation's high schools shifts toward preparing students for success in the global economy, the need for high-quality math instruction in the nation's high schools is…

Scholastic launches new site to promote science literacy

Scholastic launches new site to promote science literacy

Ever wonder how the domed tortoise’s shell protects it from predators–or what Charles Darwin saw when he visited the Galapagos Islands? Scholastic.com recently launched a new section of its web…

New online resource aims to spur healthier choices among students

New online resource aims to spur healthier choices among students

Each day more than 4,000 children try smoking, the percentage of kids who are overweight has nearly tripled in the last two decades, and health education budgets are being downsized,…

Celebrate Black History Month with these internet materials from Thomson Gale

Celebrate Black History Month with these internet materials from Thomson Gale

In recognition of Black History Month, Thompson Gale has launched a free web site full of historical facts and figures, biographies, web links, and teaching tools. The site is intended…

Wikis test students’ research skills

Wikipedia and other reference sites that allow users to submit and edit content themselves are creating new challenges for educators. Experts say the rise of these kinds of web sites…

Virtual schools offer clubs, field trips

Contrary to popular perception, students who enroll in cyber education have a plethora of options for interacting socially with their peers. Virtual schools are forming online clubs and organizing both…

Tech fosters Chinese language learning

As China continues to develop into a global economic superpower, the number of U.S. schools that now offer Mandarin Chinese language instruction is on the rise, as educators…

BrainPop offers the facts about avian flu with this new animated short

BrainPop offers the facts about avian flu with this new animated short

As scientists and doctors continue to debate the possibility of a bird-flu pandemic in the United States, BrainPOP, a subscription-based provider of animated educational videos for students and teachers, is…

“Raid on Deerfield”sheds light on a forgotten piece of history

“Raid on Deerfield”sheds light on a forgotten piece of history

“In the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 29, 1704, a force of about 300 French and Native allies launched a daring raid on the English settlement of Deerfield, Mass., situated in…

This NASA challenge builds student interest in robotics

This NASA challenge builds student interest in robotics

Calling all student inventors and aspiring mechanical engineers: The scientists at NASA are looking for a few good minds to participate in the Robotics Alliance Project, a nationwide competition that…