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Florida schools use digital fingerprints scanners to screen applicants

Florida’s Orange County Public Schools on May 29 became the first installation site for a new automated fingerprint ID-based applicant processing system for all state education and insurance workers. Officials…

Wyomings district’s safety plan viewed as national model

A safety plan developed for Campbell County, Wyo., School District in 1999 has been recognized statewide and even outside Wyoming as a model of efficiency, according to county officials. The…

Teachers, students panicked by fake gun drill at high school

Some teachers at a suburban Phoenix high school want to know why they weren’t forewarned of a fake gun drill that panicked dozens of students and wound up in a…

Intel taps California school as ‘world showcase’ for technology

Intel Corp. has chosen a California high school to become the second in the nation to participate in its Model School Program. Over the next six months, the company and…

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…