Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Free Search Tools for Science Information

Free Search Tools for Science Information

This guideline information was cited in Open Access News. These tools will be useful to students and instructors in both science and technology. ____JH

"ResourceShelf has put together A Quick Look at a Few Free Science Search Tools.  Among the tools and resources it covers are BioMed Central, CiteSeer, DOAJ, Global Science Gateway, Google Scholar, Highwire Press, Microsoft Live Search Academic, National Science Digital Library, OAIster, PubMed Central,, Scirus, and Scitopia." [Open Access News]

Ark. Trims Black-White Math Gap For 8th-Graders

Arkansas' public schools have narrowed the performance gap between black and white eighth-graders' scores on national standardized tests of mathematics skills and knowledge, according to a national report.

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Lunenburg school official: Regional plan unfair

Lunenburg school official: Regional plan unfair

The perceived benefits of creating a regional school district with Ayer and Shirley do not justify the effort needed by the town of Lunenburg to make it work, according to David Reif, chairman of the Lunenburg School Committee.

ACE Resources for Lifelong Learning Professionals

The American Council for Education maintains a useful set of pages for academics who work with adult learners. Included at the ACE site is information about Military Evaluation Programs, Government Relations, and Public Policy. (Of course not very many years ago, most students involved in distance education were included in the "adult learner" category, but today distance education is appealing to more and more younger students.)  ___JH


"For more than 60 years, ACE has helped adults gain access to a postsecondary education. We invite you to find out more about our programs and services."

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