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“Leave No Child Behind” leaves no rule unexplored

“Leave No Child Behind” leaves no rule unexplored

No one said meeting the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act would be easy. To help schools, districts, and state departments of education overcome the challenges of the…

Mine this online resource for valuable data-using strategies

Mine this online resource for valuable data-using strategies

From the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) comes the second in a compendium of informative perspectives about new trends in educational technology. “No More Flying Blind: Using Data-Driven Decision-Making to…

“Five Sites” has something for everyone ages 9-12 to explore

“Five Sites” has something for everyone ages 9-12 to explore

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has created a new learning hub for nine- to 12-year-olds, where students can explore five interactive sites based on educational programs broadcast on public television.…

Create smaller high schools using the wisdom culled here

Create smaller high schools using the wisdom culled here

Research suggests that students benefit both academically and socially from a smaller, more personalized high school environment. This web resource, sponsored by Jobs for the Future (JFF), is intended to…

Maintain a healthy school environment with help from this resource

Maintain a healthy school environment with help from this resource

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is using the internet to help educators and other stakeholders address health issues in schools. EPA’s “Healthy School Environments” web site provides online resources for…

Accompany the ancient pharaohs on their “Quest for Immortality”

Accompany the ancient pharaohs on their “Quest for Immortality”

With this new online exhibit from the National Gallery of Art, students can explore ancient Egyptian culture and join the pharaohs in their spiritual search for everlasting life. “The Quest…

Discover the living histories of influential African-Americans

Discover the living histories of influential African-Americans

From the National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) comes a venue for students to explore the accomplishments and inspiring true-life stories of 70 living African-American legends. The web site complements an…

Transform instructional practices with “Project-Based Learning”

Transform instructional practices with “Project-Based Learning”

The George Lucas Educational Foundation has created a professional development module called “Project-Based Learning,” the second in a series of free teaching modules developed by education experts to help teachers…

Mine these valuable resources for “Closing the Achievement Gap”

Mine these valuable resources for “Closing the Achievement Gap”

“One of the most disheartening situations in the U.S. educational system is the achievement gap in standardized test scores,” writes Gina Burkhardt, executive director of the North Central Regional Educational…

Turn to this “Desktop Reference” for useful NCLB guidance

When the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed by President Bush in 2001, it brought with it a laundry list of new responsibilities for educators nationwide. Now the…