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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…

Student-built computers to save Mississippi nearly $2 million

Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove’s office asked Moss Point computer teacher Anne Davis in June if she knew of any students who would be willing to help build 6,000 computers for…

School weather data enlisted to fight terror

Schools participating in a network of more than 6,000 local weather stations across the country soon might play an important role in helping the government hasten its response in the…

Mass. web site snafus block new teachers

A $2.6 million state web site that was supposed to cut red tape for potential teachers has instead left hundreds who have fulfilled requirements without certifications needed to teach in…

W. Va. teachers bring biotechnology to high schools

From finding treatments for diseases to creating better food, the field of biotechnology is an important science, educators say. This summer, West Liberty State College in Weirton, W.Va., offered biotechnology…

Mich. teachers get help on state standards via CD-ROM

Starting this fall, Michigan teachers will get more help in the form of a CD-ROM that clarifies the state’s secondary education standards. Information on the CD explains concepts students should…

Best Practice: St. Louis schools unveil virtual-reconnaissance tool

Newly developed software could allow emergency personnel to conduct virtual reconnaissance of two St. Louis schools to hasten response time in a crisis. The need for such a tool came…