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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…

Despite first-year woes, Henrico schools to expand $18.5M laptop program

Biology teacher Ed Chapman says a science maxim aptly describes the first year of an ambitious program in Henrico County, Va., to equip the district’s high school students with laptop…

Interest in satellite child locators grows with recent abductions

Using the same technology that enables transportation managers to track the location of school buses, it’s conceivable that educators some day might use special GPS-enabled bracelets to monitor the whereabouts…

Computer tells athletes when it’s OK to play after concussion

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

Teachers’ union challenges legality of Wisconsin cyber school

A Wisconsin school district’s plans to start an online public school this fall are being challenged in court by the state’s teachers union. The Wisconsin Connections Academy is a kindergarten…