Increasing student achievement in public schools is no small task, but this web site from the nonprofit Just For The Kids (JFTK) aims to help teachers, parents, and administrators do their part. JFTK provides an online arena where education stakeholders from across the country can compare school data, evaluate test scores, trade lesson plans, and discuss study habits, regardless of software or hardware incompatibilities. Some of the site’s main features include a database for comparing test statistics of participating schools, a section for best practices, and an area dedicated to training exercises and tutorials for achieving improved results. JFTK uses a technology called the Stellent Content Management System (SCM) to ensure that all appropriate content submitted to the site can be published, regardless of its format. Whether participants use Microsoft Word, spreadsheets, or graphics to prepare their online suggestions, SCM makes it possible for the information to appear on the site. This approach has enabled JFTK to extend its information-sharing services to a broad array of states nationwide. JFTK hopes its new site will encourage those involved in education to collaborate and improve learning environments wherever possible.

http://www.just4kids.org