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New software provides high-tech help in treating sports-related head injuries

New software provides high-tech help in treating sports-related head injuries

As K-12 athletic directors oversee another season of high school football, the safety of student athletes becomes a primary concern. Now, thanks to innovative software from the University of Pittsburgh…

Alabama connects final 142 schools to internet

Sending an eMail message to Alabama school principals with the push of a computer key, Gov. Don Siegelman officially ushered all of the state’s schools into the computer age at…

Report: Students did little work at Cincinnati’s online school

Some changes are in store for students who have signed up for Cincinnati’s Virtual High School, because many of the school’s students did little or no work last year, according…

California lawmakers approve ‘eWaste’ recycling bill

Schools in California would have to pay an extra $10 waste recycling fee for every computer they purchase, under a bill passed by state legislators Aug. 31. The fee would…

School software firm Riverdeep acquires Broderbund LLC

Educational software publisher Riverdeep Inc. has acquired Broderbund LLC, which makes personal productivity software for the school and consumer markets, from Gores Technology Group for $57.2 million, the companies announced…

Study: Nearly two-thirds of U.S. school districts use wireless technologies

Wireless technologies and mobile computing have moved beyond the pilot and early-adoption stage and into mainstream use in United States schools, according to a study co-published by The Peak Group…

Feds: Schools could save $1.5 billion in energy costs

Without an act of Congress or a single tax levy, our schools could get $1.5 billion in brand-new funding, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That’s the amount of…

Study finds no link yet between internet access, test scores in California schools

A recent—and controversial—study from the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based National Bureau of Economic Research casts a critical eye on the eRate, the $2.25 billion federal program that provides telecommunications discounts to schools…

Seventh-graders across Maine receive laptops this fall

Maine Gov. Angus King’s initiative to put a laptop computer in the hands of every middle school student got under way this fall, despite budget woes that once threatened to…

One day’s work earns teachers up to $150,000

At least one Texas school district is using the internet to promote a temporary employment program as a way for teachers who are not covered by Social Security to exploit…