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Best Practice: Mobile labs aim to spark students’ interest in science

South Dakota students soon will have access to advanced research equipment used by professional scientists: State officials are readying two mobile labs that will travel the state through an innovative…

Students dial up trouble in new twist to cheating

As if using the internet to plagiarize term papers isn’t enough for today’s teachers to be concerned about, six University of Maryland students have admitted to a new wrinkle in…

Schools use technology to recruit teachers from abroad

To combat a growing shortage of certified math and science teachers nationwide, at least one company is using videoconferencing technology to link states and school districts with prospective teachers overseas.…

‘SQL Slammer’ hammers home network security challenge

A powerful internet attack—dubbed SQL Slammer—that hit computers worldwide Jan. 25 has security experts worried that too many system managers are only fixing problems as they occur, rather than keeping…

NASA launches educator-astronaut program to inspire kids in science and math

NASA is putting out a vast help-wanted ad for teachers in space. The program—which is designed to pique students’ interest in science and math—will use satellite video feeds and the…

Bush budget would triple loan forgiveness for math, science teachers

A proposal that President Bush plans to include in his forthcoming budget for fiscal year 2004 might give school leaders an extra tool in their effort to compete with the…

Report: Discarded computer hard drives often contain sensitive information

School technology leaders, beware: A new report from two graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggest that unless you take very specific steps to erase the hard…

Companies float eMail identity systems

With a simple adjustment in your eMail software, you can pretend to be anyone online. The trick, known as spoofing, is a popular method for spammers to hide their tracks–and…

Companies float eMail identity systems

With a simple adjustment in your eMail software, you can pretend to be anyone online. The trick, known as spoofing, is a popular method for spammers to hide their tracks–and…

Companies float eMail identity systems

With a simple adjustment in your eMail software, you can pretend to be anyone online. The trick, known as spoofing, is a popular method for spammers to hide their tracks–and…