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Consumer groups blast Bush’s stance on digital divide

The Bush administration should protect federal programs that promote internet access in homes and should do more to close the gap between technology haves and have-nots, consumer groups said in…

Sally Ride launches girls’ science and technology club

A new science club founded by former astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, aims to link girls who are passionate about science and technology with each other…

‘Augmented reality’ soon could enhance learning

An emerging technology known as “augmented reality” soon will allow people peering through computer-powered goggles to overlay virtual images atop those of the real world. Researchers say the technology has…

New site to help students, educators find royalty-free works

An internet clearinghouse launched May 16 aims to counteract the barriers to creativity its founders believe is fostered by current copyright law fosters. The clearinghouse is meant to help educators,…

Take advantage of equipment donations–here’s how

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure–and what is old, slow, and obsolete to some might be perfect for a school that intends only to use a computer to run…

Philly schools’ privatization plans continue, despite Edison troubles

A state panel charged with improving the Philadelphia school system says it will move forward with plans to transfer control of 20 failing city schools to Edison Schools Inc., the…

Report: eLearning raises many policy questions

Despite the escalating prevalence and support for eLearning programs across the country, virtual schools raise many policy and logistical questions that have yet to be answered sufficiently, said the editors…

High court upholds part of web smut law

The Supreme Court on May 13 partly upheld a 1998 law intended to shield children from online pornography, but said there are unresolved free-speech questions that prevent the law from…

School security crew tests portable emergency-response system

Security personnel for the Littleton, Colo., school district are testing an experimental, portable security system that uses stored images of building interiors to aid police and rescue workers in the…

LCD breakthrough could lead to cheaper school projection systems

Today, liquid crystal displays, or LCDs, are found in laptops, watches, and cell phones—sandwiched between two rigid pieces of glass. But soon, LCD screens may be daubed onto walls or…