About the Teacher's Lounge: The Teacher's Lounge is designed as a special resource for parents, teachers, librarians, and administrators. The DAILY REPORT CARD is an eight-page executive briefing on America's progress toward better schools. The CURRICULAR DATABASE contains over 500 lesson plans written by teachers. This database is constantly growing and allows teachers to continue to share what works. The NEW PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENTS contains postings on telecommunications projects done on the networks. We will announcement projects that are done by other networks in an effort to meet the diverse needs of our educators and students. The PEDIATRIC ILLNESS DATABASE contains information on 25 childhood illnesses for school personnel and parents. The TEACHER EDUCATION CENTER discusses the art of teaching, the integration of technology into the classroom, provides tips for novice teachers and experienced users alike, and posts a calendar of conferences and upcoming events. The SPECIAL PROGRAMS is an area where isolated educators and students can come together electronically to discuss special needs and share resources. These programs are geared to meet their common needs at the national level. The local needs are kept on the local affiliate systems.