The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is helping to usher in a new age in school textbooks. The organization has teamed with publisher Holt, Rinehart and Winston to introduce sciLINKS, a program that will direct students from the pages of their textbooks to applicable information on the internet.

NSTA announced the new initiative during its annual conference, held in Boston March 25-27, where U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley helped unveil two new science textbooks that provide links to web pages through special access codes in the margins.

"I'm excited about this," Riley told conference attendees. "Imagine the excitement of a child who


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