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“Out2Teach.com” focuses on integrating technology in the classroom

Ninth-grade students Evan Russo and Marshal Roch have teamed up to create this online portal for the educational community. Out2Teach.com proves that in the technology age, sometimes it’s the students…

“Assessment & Achievement” prepares schools for the increased demands of new federal regulations

New regulations set forth by the Bush administration’s No Child Left Behind Act have moved accountability to the forefront of every educator’s agenda. eSchool News Online’s latest Educational Resource Center,…

With PC tracking software, stolen laptop recovered almost instantly

A teacher from DeSoto High School in Texas, knowing she would be out of the classroom on school business for the day on Friday, April 17, hid her laptop in…

Product Spotlight

Apple expands into server market with Xserve Apple Computer Inc. on May 14 introduced its first-ever rack-mountable server product, called Xserve. Aimed at environments where Macs are plentiful—such as schools—the…

Calendar of Events

July July 5-7 San Diego. 2002 ESRI Education User Conference. Educators who use geographic information system (GIS) technology in their schools will have a unique opportunity to discuss their findings…

Partners Index

3Com Corp., with headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., provides top-notch computer networking solutions for schools and businesses. Visit 3Com’s web site: http://www.3com.com (800) 638-3266 See 3Com’s ad on page 23…

WorldCom scandal could sink support for school tech programs

In the wake of the accounting scandal that threatens to push telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. into bankruptcy, educators are bracing for a ripple effect that is sure to be felt…

Ergonomics program teaches kids to use computers safely

As children start spending more time on computers, experts say they might be putting themselves at risk of repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which could show up…

Court dismisses school boards’ legal challenge of cyber schools

A Pennsylvania state court on June 17 dismissed a challenge of the legality of that state’s online charter schools, but handed school districts a victory in saying that districts should…

Annenberg’s $1.1 billion in grants offer lessons in school reform

School leaders can close gaps in student achievement by reaching out to other schools and forming networks, enlisting the help of parents and other stakeholders, making professional development for teachers…