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Study links violence to TV watching

A new study linking increased aggressive behavior to adolescent television watching is adding weight to recommendations that parents strictly limit how much time young people spend in front of the…

$700 million in tech block grants now open to states

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced that states may now apply for their share of the new $700 million educational technology block-grant program. The grant program—called Enhancing Education…

Groups ask Congress to preserve funding for assistive technology

Congress should renew a law that provides funding to help disabled students and adults get access to assistive technologies, according to witnesses who testified before a House Education and Workforce…

Washington governor announces high-tech schools program

Wasington Gov. Gary Locke and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a new program to develop up to six smaller high-tech high schools around the state, and programs…

New bill would give blind students equal access to textbooks

A bill introduced into both the House and the Senate April 24 promises to improve access to textbooks dramatically for students who are blind or have other disabilities that impair…

FTC cracks down on kids’ online privacy violations

Sending a clear message that it intends to enforce a law aimed at protecting children’s privacy online, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined one toy manufacturer because it failed…

Study: Kids’ web sites 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…

‘Spyware’ catches school tech directors by surprise

Security researcher Steve Gibson was testing intrusion-detection software on his computer when it suddenly warned him: A program he knew nothing about was trying to send data out to the…

Researcher: Allow online votes in school board elections

Allowing people to vote over the internet could draw millions more Americans to the polls, according to a University of Arizona study. The lead researcher recommends that states begin testing…

High court overturns ban on ‘virtual’ child porn

The government went too far in trying to ban computer simulations and other fool-the-eye depictions of teen-agers or children having sex, the Supreme Court ruled April 16. Many opponents of…