Week of: December 17, 2007
- Indiana Adopts Benchmark Testing
The state of Indiana will be picking up the tab for a new computer-based testing system aligned to its K-8 teaching standards and designed to provide feedback on student progress over time.
- Online Tutoring for NJ Students
The New Jersey State Library system is offering its patron "Homework Help NJ," a free online tutoring program that provided one-on-one help.
- Philadelphia Classrooms Go Wireless
All of Philadelphia's 10,000 classrooms now have wireless internet connectivity, thanks to a $40 million project funded largely by the federal E-Rate program.
- Community Pitches in for Technology
After the Beach Park (IL) school district spent $10,000 to put state-of-the-art projection systems in five classrooms, the community rallied to provide another $44,000.
- MIT Marks Open Courseware Milestone
Launched in 2001, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's OpenCourseWare initiative now contains core teaching materials from virtually all MIT courses—1800 in all.