Week of: March 17, 2008
- Birmingham's Laptop Program Moves Forward
The Birmingham City Council has approved $3.5 million in funding for the purchase of laptop computers from the One Child Per Laptop Foundation for use in the city's schools.
- School Creates Its Own Televised Test Prep
As the Maryland School Assessment test draws closer, students at William Wirt Middle School are tuning in to a TV show designed to prepare them for the test.
- Math Panel Releases Report
The National Mathematics Advisory Panel has delivered its Final Report, concluding that the delivery system in mathematics education is broken and must be fixed.
- Waking Up the Brain
Some British school children are spending 20 minutes each morning playing games on portable videogame machines in an effort to stimulate brain development.
- Computer Science Degrees Rebounding
New research indicates that interest in a degree in computer science at the college level is going up, reversing a nearly decade long decline.