The FamilyEducation Network (FEN), which provides web-based services to parents and schools, has announced a new initiative that aims to help communities use technology to improve education.

Lighthouse 2000 will set up model communities in 20 to 30 school districts across the country. The goal of the program will be to "accelerate the use of technology to connect communities so the whole village is involved in teaching kids," FEN president Jon Carson told STFB.

FEN started as an online resource for parents. Last year, it began offering web-based services to


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