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Education News Archive - March 19, 2008

A 5-year-old boy was found to have brought a knife to his school in St. Paul, Minn., with the intent of threatening his teacher, police said.

By Park, Sung Hee Ertmer, Peggy A Abstract Although computers are now commonplace within our lives, integration within schools is much less ordinary. While access and training are no longer considered significant barriers, attention has turned to the potential influence of teachers' beliefs.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.