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Attorney: Proposed cyber school would violate NY law

Plans of conservative pundit William Bennett, a former U.S. Education Secretary, to launch a tuition-free, internet-based charter school in the state of New York have run afoul of state law,…

TV shows spur interest in forensics classes

Inspired by such top-rated television shows as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “CSI: Miami,” students across the country are lining up to take forensics classes in high schools and even…

Report: School web filters can block some health sites

The way schools, libraries, and parents apply filtering software to block pornographic and controversial web sites can have a “large impact” on students’ access to health-related information, according to a…

National competition showcases nation’s future scientists, inventors

A high school senior who developed a theorem that potentially could apply to code-cracking and artificial intelligence took home the top prize Dec. 9 in the fourth annual Siemens Westinghouse…

‘Supplemental service’ firms flourish with NCLB

Firms that offer private tutoring and standardized-test preparation are scrambling to cash in on what could be a multibillion-dollar bonanza created by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which…

Students build, keep computers in Dell’s TechKnow program

With ease, 13-year-old Jeffrey Palacios describes the computer parts in front of him—the floppy-disk drive, a CD-ROM drive, a motherboard, and keyboard. He’s seen them all before. Palacios learned how…

Judge: District violated rights of web-posting student

A federal judge has ruled that a Michigan school district violated a student’s rights to free speech and due process when it suspended him for posting “intimidation and threats” on…

Microsoft ruling opens Windows options for schools

Educators turning on new Windows computers in the coming months could see important new changes, including prominent links for programs such as music and internet software from some of Microsoft…

Report: ED shares personal student data

High school seniors who tap the government’s online student aid application to find relief for soaring college tuitions should approach with caution. The private information disclosed on such forms—including social…

Report: Schools need better teaching of media literacy

By the time today’s children in the United States reach age 75, they will have spent nine years of their lives watching TV, including two years of ads alone. Yet…