New health content for states.
State departments of education in Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming have partnered with Discovery Education to make the year-old Discovery Health Connection available to every school district in each state. Discovery Health Connection, a Web-based library of K-12 health and prevention content on violence, alcohol abuse, nutrition and development, includes teachers' guides, worksheets, videos and literacy lessons. Ted Davies, the curriculum specialist for the Nebo District in Spanish Fork, Utah, likes that he can call Discovery and find out how many times each teacher has logged in and used the system. Gerald Maas, director of health and safety for the Wyoming Department of Education, wanted to help his state's smaller districts with limited funds buy a number of programs for a reasonable price. When Discovery came up with the discounted price of $500 per site, Maas bought one license for each of Wyoming's 48 districts. (The districts choose which school gets access.)