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In 2003 when Pam Sloan was principal at Francis Howell High School in St. Charles, Mo., she began exploring different ways administrators and teachers could be more effective at delivering quality education.

A professional convention is a bustling biological community in which each individual plays a highly specialized role. Among the various species are predators, scavengers and, alas, prey. The following is an introductory guide to the major birds that one is sure to encounter at a first convention or a fiftieth.

Games Students Play

Uncovering the Fountain of Youth

The Quest Network is planning a trip for fourth- to eigth- grade teachers and students. The virtual trip to a cluster of Central American villages where inhabitants live some of the longest, healthiest lives on the planet is scheduled for January 2007.

With a profusion of VHS tapes, an old analog TV system and conventional projectors, the Edina (Minn.) Public School District was ready for a digital makeover.

Are they the promised land for special education?

Problem: Abner S. Baker Central School in Fort Morgan, Colo., was not making Adequate Yearly Progress and wanted to enhance the faculty's collaboration skills.

Corwin Press

Out-of-the-Box Leadership, $29.95

Maupin House Publishing

Flip for Comprehension

Book, $27.95