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New model for arts education emerges

Advocates of teaching 21st-century skills understand the importance of fostering creativity in today's students, but harsh economic realities have led many schools to cut back on their arts-education programs. Now,…

Thousands team up for ‘Read for the Record’

At Washington, D.C.'s Nationals Ballpark, where the Washington Nationals baseball team plays its home games in a sport that is rich in history, records could be set every time players…

News sites’ fee plans could hurt education

Major newspapers are considering charging readers for access to their online content, marking a business shift that could have significant implications for education. Key words: online newspaper, online content, education…

Are netbooks right for education?

During a time of steep budget cuts, many school leaders have turned to netbooks as a less expensive way to get computers into the hands of every student. But not…

Educators share H1N1 preparedness plans

As H1N1 virus-related illnesses continue to increase, schools are hoping to keep students healthy and avoid closures--but many already have plans in place to sustain learning and keep students on…

Ga. Tech aims to boost computer education

Georgia Tech's College of Computing has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand a statewide program aimed at increasing the number of computer science…

Judge sets deadline for new Google book deal

A federal judge has set a Nov. 9 deadline for submitting a revised agreement in the battle over Google Inc.'s effort to get digital rights to millions of out-of-print books.…

Feds propose rules for $650M innovation fund

Applications for $650 million in new federal grants that encourage school innovation will be available in early 2010 and due in the spring, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) said…

Twitter tool could help educators

The micro-blogging web site Twitter is often crowded with extraneous posts and comments that distract from the site's meaningful content. To bring order to this chaos and help make Twitter…

Twitter tool could help educators

The micro-blogging web site Twitter is often crowded with extraneous posts and comments that distract from the site's meaningful content. To bring order to this chaos and help make Twitter…