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ISTE urges tech training for future teachers

Educational technology advocates are hoping that Congress amends the fiscal 2010 budget to include funding for a grant program that focuses on improving new teachers' abilities to use technology in…

Software rivalry gives schools more choices

Two recent announcements have ratcheted up the rivalry between Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc.--and both could have significant implications for schools. Key words: Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft education, Google Chrome OS,…

Obama wants $12 billion for two-year colleges

President Barack Obama is proposing a multibillion-dollar investment in the nation's community colleges, a $12 billion effort to help the two-year institutions reach, teach, and train more people for "the…

ED: Blended learning helps boost achievement

A new analysis of existing online-learning research by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) reveals that students who took all or part of their class on line performed better, on…

Web site recreates Apollo 11 mission in real time

Families crowded around black-and-white television sets in 1969 to watch Neil Armstrong take man's first steps on the moon. Now, they'll be able to watch the Apollo 11 mission recreated…

ED: Blended learning helps boost achievement

A new analysis of existing online-learning research by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) reveals that students who took all or part of their class on line performed better, on…

Analysis: New GI benefits vary widely by state

When the new GI Bill kicks in Aug. 1, the government's best-known education program for veterans will get the biggest boost since its World War II-era creation. But the benefit…

NECC 2009 looks to education’s future

The economic recession doesn't seem to have dampened enthusiasm for the 2009 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Washington, D.C.: At a time when tight school budgets have left little…

NECC 2009 looks to education’s future

The economic recession doesn't seem to have dampened enthusiasm for the 2009 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Washington, D.C.: At a time when tight school budgets have left little…

Free online course helps students plan careers

A free online learning program from Microsoft is helping middle and high school students think about careers they might like to pursue and the skills necessary to attain those careers.…