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House committee OKs creation of web domain for kids

A bill that aims to create a special internet domain for children’s web sites passed a House committee April 10, but only after lawmakers added more stringent rules for the…

School system helps promote filtering device—for TV

A Tennessee school system has earned $7,000 for helping to promote a new technology designed to block offensive language from television programming. In an agreement with Global Cable Inc. of…

Microsoft issues patch for 10 new web-security flaws

Schools using certain versions of Microsoft’s web server software are encouraged to download a patch the company issued April 10 to fix ten newly discovered security flaws, the most serious…

ZZZMicrosoft issues patch for 10 new web-security flaws

Schools using certain versions of web server software are encouraged to download a patch the company issued April 10 to fix ten newly discovered security flaws, the most serious of…

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.…

Arizona ASP plan mired in controversy

Arizona’s ambitious plan to provide its schools with more than 250 free software titles via the internet has hit a few snags early on. According to a report from the…

Wireless technology helps make Maine governor’s vision a reality

Students learning how to use their new laptop computers at Auburn Middle School in Auburn, Maine, can surf the internet and exchange eMail without tripping over network cables or power…

FCC approves breakthrough in wireless technology

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved limited use of a new technology that reportedly provides a faster and more secure way to send wireless transmissions. The technology, known as…

New computer-crimes bill could boost school security

Internet cranks and hackers might think twice about targeting schools, and school administrators might receive quicker notification when service providers learn of internet threats involving schools, under terms of proposed…

Proponents of Ga. video-game ban cite school violence

A desire to shield students from video-game content that some believe could incite school violence is part of the motivation for controversial new legislation in Georgia. State lawmakers there have…