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Study: Kids’ web often confusing for students

Children don’t have the patience to navigate the complex designs of many of the web sites targeted to their age group, according to a study released April 15 that observed…

eMail breach adds tension to school contract negotiations

An alleged security breach in the eMail system of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in Alaska has escalated tension between the district and two employee unions facing contract talks.…

Proposed licensing fees threaten MPEG-4 development

Proposed licensing fees for the use of MPEG-4, the latest standard in video compression, have suppliers of streaming media technologies questioning whether they will be able to support the new…

Maine Catholic schools launch laptop program of their own

Students from two Roman Catholic schools received new laptop computers May 2 under a pilot program that mirrors Gov. Angus King’s initiative to provide similar technology to all seventh- and…

Arizona lawmakers debate moratorium on technology schools districts

Lawmakers in Arizona are debating whether special high school districts for vocational education that are springing up around the state have become too much of a good thing, thanks to…

Tennessee governor unveils web site for comparing schools

Tennesse Gov. Don Sundquist on April 17 announced a new web site that allows public elementary and middle schools to compare their students’ test results with those at schools with…

Spotlight on Presentation Systems

As classroom projectors and presentation systems continue to evolve, the difference in performance from one system to another is becoming less pronounced. It used to be the rule that liquid…

Grant Deadlines

June Jordan Fundamentals Grants Since 1999, basketball legend Michael Jordan’s Jordan Fundamentals program, a division of Nike Inc., has donated 1,200 grants worth $2,500 each. The grants fund resource materials,…

Grant Awards

$3 million in equipment from Southwestern Bell Educators from 71 schools and technology centers throughout Oklahoma have received $3 million worth of distance-learning video equipment—including televisions, video cameras, and computers—from…

Researcher: Allow online votes in school board elections

From eSchool News staff and wire service reports Allowing people to vote over the internet could draw millions more Americans to the polls, according to a University of Arizona study.…