Register |  Lost Password?
eSchool News

Articles by staff and wire services reports

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…

Michigan launches $9.5 million wireless program for schools

Michigan is offering $9.5 million in grants for school districts that have a plan to make wireless computers available to their students, state lawmakers and education officials said Aug. 30.…

Corel’s Dell, HP deal opens options for schools

In a surprise move, two of the world’s largest PC manufacturers—Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and Dell Computer Corp.—have opted to install Corel Corp.’s WordPerfect Office suite instead of Microsoft Works on…

Ed-tech budget battle begins

Education leaders and members of Congress are bracing for another lengthy fight over key ed-tech programs in the 2003 federal budget. The first round began July 16, when the Senate…

Defense groups offer free software to foil hackers

The Pentagon, the National Security Agency, and private organizations have developed security standards and a software program to help users of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows 2000 configure their computer systems for…

District sued over policy banning religious eMail

A public interest group is suing a suburban Dallas school district over its policy banning employees from sending eMail containing religious messages. The conservative American Center for Law and Justice,…

ACLU sues to ask and tell what sites N2H2 blocks

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit challenging portions of a 1998 law—the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)—which makes it illegal to write and publish programs that…