Fairbanks, Alaska, parent Mike Beck now can check his daughter's test scores and attendance records on the internet while enjoying his morning coffee. Absences, grades, homework assignments, messages from teachers--Beck has access to it all.

And the best part is, when his daughter's grades fall below a certain point that he specifies, the system sends an automatic eMail message alerting him to that fact.

"She brought a grade up I didn't expect her to," said Beck, as he browsed a web page with the North Pole High School junior's information in early March.

"I really like this. This is really neat."

Soon, the same...

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