Teacher's Toolbox See toolkit and toolbar. is a new department in Techniques designed to provide teachers with useful information, including helpful hints and links to beneficial Web sites.
NSF NSF - National Science Foundation in the FastLane
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is using the FastLane system to receive proposals, conduct reviews, process award actions, and handle other interactions with the research and education communities. FastLane uses the Internet to facilitate business transactions and the exchange of information, and NSF is encouraging its use when conducting business with the foundation. The NSF and the Education and Human Resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. Directorate have been providing FastLane outreach activities and workshops with hands-on training at campuses and at professional meetings. The FastLane homepage is https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov.
Host School and Scholarship Program
The Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the nation's largest college financial aid programs, and the only major scholarship program that specifically recognizes students who have shown academic achievement despite facing significant hardships. Through a network of educational professionals in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). and Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (pwār`tō rē`kō), island (2005 est. pop. 3,917,000), 3,508 sq mi (9,086 sq km), West Indies, c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) SE of Miami, Fla. , field directors serve as representatives to secondary schools. A list of field directors and information for schools interested in participating in this scholarship program can be found on the Web site www.horatioalger.com.
E-News is the electronic newsletter of the National Institute for Urban School Improvement. This free publication is distributed monthly, but it is not a listserv or discussion list.
The mission of the National Institute for Urban School Improvement is to support inclusive urban communities, schools and families to build their capacity for sustainable, successful urban education. E-News is designed to provide information on new developments, conferences, products and resources in the field of urban education and inclusive schooling An inclusive school is a school that encourages special needs students and students without special needs to learn together. Therefore, students are able to learn to live together. There are some inclusive schools in the world. . For more information or to subscribe to Verb 1. subscribe to - receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
buy, purchase - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; the newsletter, visit www.edc.org/urban/news.htm.
SREB SREB Southern Regional Education Board Report on Teacher Salaries
As part of their Focus series, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has released a report called Focus on Teacher Salaries: What Teacher Salary Averages Don't Show. Using statistics and surveys from the American Federation of Teachers American Federation of Teachers (AFT), an affiliate of the AFL-CIO. It was formed (1916) out of the belief that the organizing of teachers should follow the model of a labor union, rather than that of a professional association. , the National Center for Education Statistics The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), as part of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), collects, analyzes, and publishes statistics on education and public school district finance information in the United States; conducts studies and the National Education Association, the SREB report found that salary averages don't show:
* regional and national variations among states' average salaries.
* the variation of salaries within an individual state.
* variations in the cost of living.
* the highest degrees earned by teachers and the proportions of different degrees.
* teachers' years of experience.
* the effects of retirement patterns.
* the expanding numbers of teachers.
* the length of teachers' contracts.
* the cost of employee benefits.
* priorities for quality.
While acknowledging that comparisons of salary averages can be useful, the report also suggests that, considering the number of things that salary averages don't show, states should also use other measures in determining whether teacher salaries are competitive and meeting goals. The Southern Regional Education Board is based in Atlanta, Ga., and their Web site address is www.sreb.org.
Family/School Connections from Disney
Disney Learning Partnership, a philanthropic initiative of The Walt Disney Noun 1. Walt Disney - United States film maker who pioneered animated cartoons and created such characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck; founded Disneyland (1901-1966)
Disney, Walter Elias Disney Company, has launched a new Family/School Connections space as part of its Web site, www.DisneyLearning.org. This new resource area contains information on ways in which educators and family members can work together to help children succeed in school. It shares the latest research from experts on family involvement in schools and is geared toward helping parents and teachers share their ideas and suggestions about building successful collaborations.
Sites You Can Use
Riverdeep develops, markets and supports K-12 interactive learning solutions in language arts language arts
The subjects, including reading, spelling, and composition, aimed at developing reading and writing skills, usually taught in elementary and secondary school. , science and math. Their Web site tells about projects they are involved in, such as "Hawaii: A Living Laboratory," which is the twelth expedition of the Jason Project and also has a "Today's News" problem.
This site is for distance learning research and consulting. In addition to a large catalog of online learning guides, there is also a free monthly newsletter, The Virtual University Gazette, which has news and job opportunities.