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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

www.corwinpress.com, $29.95

Maupin House Publishing

Flip for Comprehension

www.maupinhouse.com

Book, $27.95

From its stately brick and stonework architecture which reminds one more of a university than a public high school to its successful fusion of technology and teaching, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Whitman, Mass., stands out as a truly unique school.

Eighth-Grade Science Around the Globe

The National Center for Education Statistics recently released results from its 1999 video study of eigth-grade science lessons, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. The report analyzes and compares U.S. instruction to the approaches used in four high-achieving countries: Australia, Japan, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. The goal is to help educators identify factors that could enhance student learning and achievement.

Digital Leader

Some people might think there's something in the water in Pueblo, Colorado, but it's really in the computers.

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