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Apple pares down pricing, courts educators with new eMac

Hoping to recapture the lead in sales to the school field, Apple Computer Inc. on April 29 introduced a new line of Macintosh computers designed exclusively for schools. The new…

Report: Filters alone won’t protect kids online

There’s no single cure-all for protecting kids from pornography and other dangers on the internet, according to a report released May 2 by the National Research Council (NRC). Instead, the…

House committee OKs creation of web domain for kids

A bill that would create a special internet domain for children’s web sites passed a House committee April 10, but only after lawmakers added more stringent rules for the kinds…

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…