offers a secure web community that enables teachers to easily inform students and their parents of their exact status in school. Using ThinkWave Educator 2.0, the company’s recently updated classroom management software, teachers can upload individual student information to the ThinkWave web site. Parents and students can log on to their own personal password-protected account and check grades, homework, handouts, announcements, and class schedules. They can also communicate with the teacher through eMail. ThinkWave Inc. was established in 1997 in Pacifica, Calif., with the goal of helping parents, teachers, and students work together in the educational process. Both the software and the service are free.