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School district use of defibrillators on the rise

As the technology in portable defibrillators has improved, school districts in many states are using the devices to treat sudden cardiac arrest on their campuses. Pennsylvania is the first state…

Internet access gap closing, but other inequities remain

As internet access from schools and libraries becomes nearly ubiquitous, some technology advocates are shifting focus, to argue that the “digital divide” will not be closed until everyone has private…

High school’s instant-replay system an instant hit with students

A high school in Nebraska is taking its coverage of school sporting events to the big league, with the help of cutting-edge technology and some tech-savvy students in the audiovisual…

Microsoft, feds agree to changes in proposed antitrust settlement

Microsoft Corp. and the Justice Department disclosed significant changes Feb. 28 to the proposed settlement in their landmark antitrust case, partly to stem criticism from many legal and technology experts…

eSchool News’ 2002 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards

In our second annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards, eSchool News recognizes 12 of the nation's top K-12 executives for their leadership and vision in the area of educational technology.…

Schools eye tracking system after bus hijacking

The disappearance in late January of a Pennsylvania school bus on what should have been a minutes-long trip has school districts around the country looking to the heavens for help.…

eSN Analysis: AOL, Microsoft legal wrangle could vex educators

When the elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets crushed. And technology leaders at the grass roots in education have reason to worry that this old African proverb just might…

ISTE, NECA tap new chief executive

Don Knezek, Ph.D., has been named chief executive officer of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) and the National Educational Computing Association (NECA) effective April 1. The two…

CNN to begin advertising on ‘CNN Student News’

When Ted Turner began “CNN Newsroom” for students in public schools nationwide, he didn’t do it to make a profit. But Turner no longer oversees CNN, and the program—now called…

Mississippi auditor, Secret Service block computer buying scam

Mississippi State Auditor Phil Bryant says his office and the Secret Service thwarted a computer purchasing scam involving counterfeit Grenada School District checks. No arrests have been made, but officials…