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States grapple with ed-tech requirements of new education law

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced what is required of states as they apply for their share of the new $700 million educational technology block-grant program—and many state…

Pennsylvania lawmaker questions computers in day-care centers

A Pennsylvania program that supplies preschools and day-care centers with free computers and internet access is being targeted by a state lawmaker as inappropriate—especially in a time of budget shortfalls.…

CNN backs off bid to sell sponsorships on school news program

In a victory for opponents of commercialism in schools, the Cable News Network (CNN) has backed off plans to sell sponsorships on “CNN Student News,” a program it produces for…

Court hears testimony in challenge of web filtering law

Mandating internet filters in public libraries puts unconstitutional restraints on free speech and amounts to censorship, librarians testified before a federal court March 25. Librarians and free-speech advocates say the…

High school student helps launch internet telescope network

If most high school students ever get to see the Horsehead Nebula, it’s by looking at a book, or a slide in science class. But thanks to a telescope network…

Pennsylvania law requires ISPs to block child pornography

Starting next month, internet service providers (ISPs) with customers in Pennsylvania will be legally responsible for blocking access to child pornography. The law, with maximum penalties including prison time for…

HP to Compaq: Houston, we don’t have a problem

Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Carly Fiorina claimed to have enough support for the company’s $20 billion purchase of Compaq Computer Corp., after a contentious proxy battle ended with the final…

Students can get SAT scores online a week early—for a fee

High school students now can end the nerve-racking wait for SAT scores by getting them online a week early, but it will cost them. Students who used the internet to…

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…