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Flying monkeys and the glowing face of a 21st century wizard enliven the stage at Effingham High School in Illinois during a student production of The Wizard of Oz thanks to laptops, software and DVDs.

People never seem to tire of stories about businesses that have turned themselves from bankruptcy to profitability. But few imagine this type of story could ever happen in public education.

In Brooklyn, where the mystique of the 123-year-old Brooklyn Bridge looms, high school students learn about caring for the bridge and other historic landmarks in their own backyard.

"What part of 'the Internets' is so difficult for educators to understand?"

Gary Stager-The Shoe-box and the Telephone

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Every student will graduate

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.

Why write a book about homework?

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