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Computer system links schools to criminal database

Thanks to an idea suggested by one school district employee, now all North Carolina school districts can do criminal background checks on job applicants quickly and cheaply right from their…

Funding for Maine laptop program in jeopardy

Despite inking a four-year, $37.2 million contract with Apple Computer in December, Maine education officials face the possibility that Gov. Angus King’s ambitious plan to give every seventh and eighth…

Calendar of Events

March Mar. 6-8 Orlando. Florida Educational Technology Conference 2002. Featured speakers will include Beverley Connors, adaptive technology consultant; Alan November, educational technology visionary and consultant; and John Vaille, director of…

Product Spotlight

Adobe’s new web design bundle is a bargain Adobe Systems Inc. is offering two newly upgraded web design programs to education customers at an unbeatable price. Adobe LiveMotion 2.0 and…

Study shows dangers of diesel fumes from school buses

School bus fumes may be to blame for the dramatic rise in asthma and other chronic respiratory illnesses among children across the country, according to a study released Feb. 7…

High-speed internet access spreading, though slowly

A study released earlier this month by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) suggests that more students might have high-speed internet access in their homes this year—but not many more. Access…

New computer-crimes bill could boost school security

Internet cranks and hackers might think twice about targeting schools, and school administrators might receive quicker notification when service providers learn of internet threats involving schools under terms of proposed…

Supreme Court to rule on 20-year copyright extension

In a case initiated by an internet publisher, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Feb. 19 to review whether Congress has exercised too much authority in extending copyright protection for two…

Proponents of Ga. video-game ban cite school violence

A desire to shield students from video-game content that some believe could incite school violence is part of the motivation for controversial new legislation in Georgia. State lawmakers there have…

FCC approves major breakthrough in wireless technology

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved limited use of a new technology that reportedly provides a faster and more secure way to send wireless transmissions. The technology, known as…