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CNN drops bid to sell ads on school news program

In a victory for opponents of commercialism in schools, the Cable News Network (CNN) has backed off plans to sell sponsorships on “CNN Student News,” a program it produces for…

Robotics competition sparks students’ interest in science and technology

Large-screen TV close-up images of wheels spinning, gears turning, and sparks flying—and deafening cheers of hyped-up high school students—provided the backdrop for a high-tech gathering of future scientists April 4-6.…

States Grapple with tech specs of new education law

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced what is required of states as they apply for their share of the new $700 million educational technology block-grant program—and many state…

Filtering law’s fate in the hands of judges

At press time, three federal judges had the task of deciding whether preventing or delaying adults’ access to some constitutionally protected speech is an acceptable side effect of keeping online…

Delaware judge lets Hewlett lawsuit against HP go forward

A Delaware judge has left open the possibility that dissident Hewlett-Packard Co. director Walter Hewlett still can torpedo the company’s $19 billion acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp. Chancery Court Judge…

NSBA suspends publication of Electronic School magazine

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is pulling the plug on its pioneering school technology magazine, Electronic School, after a near 20-year run. A source within the organization confirmed that…

North Dakota schools receive free grade-tracking software

Web-based computer software that helps teachers keep closer tabs on their students’ grades, attendance, and coursework will be distributed to schools throughout North Dakota after an extensive and sometimes frustrating…

Rhode Island expands high school tech program

Three more Rhode Island high schools will launch education programs that help prepare students for jobs in the high-tech industry. The so-called Academies of Information Technology will be launched in…

Students helps launch web-based telescope network

If most high school students ever get to see the Horsehead Nebula, it’s by looking at a book, or a slide in science class. But thanks to a telescope network…

Calendar of Events

May May 6-7 Arlington, Va. National Information Technology Workforce Convocation. Sponsored by the Information Technology Association of America, this event will bring together national leaders from the IT industry, education,…