- Bring in the Phones
Nashville's Metro School District has given free cell phones to the 26 students who make up its student advisory council to foster communication among the student leaders and the adult advisors who work with them.
- Students Keep an Eye on the Weather
Thirteen schools in Maryland's Howard County are home to WeatherBug tracking stations, allowing students to collect weather data and create their own local weather forecasts.
- PA Extends Broadband to 92% of Schools
Pennsylvania's Governor Edward G. Rendell announced $10 million in new grants to help connect intermediate units and school districts to the Internet with high-speed technology.
- Students Visit Costa Rica — Virtually
Students at McGinnis Middle School will start the new year by using GPS and laptops to track the progress of one of their teachers who is taking part in a Kean University learning trip to Costa Rica.
- Competition Abounds in Digital Library Arena
The Internet Archive received a $1 million Sloan Foundation grant to help pay for digitizing content from collections owned by the Boston Public Library, the Getty Research Institute, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.