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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…

ACLU sues to ask and tell what sites N2H2 blocks

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 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 decode…

Defense establishment offers 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’s Windows 2000 configure their computer systems for maximum…

Battle begins over federal ed-tech funding

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…

Students get a charge out of solar-powered race

Ten odd-shaped cars moved around the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway track in Ft. Worth at speeds of up to 35 mph, and the 155,000-seat stadium was empty. The cars would…

Report: America needs tech programs Bush would kill

Contrary to a recent federal report that showed substantial gains in computer and internet access by Americans, some civil liberties advocates say the digital divide still exists and federal leadership…

eSN Analysis: Big-business bungles shake school customers

The massive debts and outrageous accounting scandals that have sent shares plummeting and clouded the future of industry giants such as WorldCom and Vivendi Universal have made one thing clear:…

Ohio’s new student ID system raises data-security concerns

Ohio officials are preparing to assign an identification number to each of the state’s 1.8 million public schoolchildren to improve student-data tracking and boost academic performance. But in spite of…

Ruling could prompt suit over school web filters

Public libraries cannot be forced to use internet filters designed to block pornography, three federal judges ruled May 31 in overturning a new federal law. Although the ruling does not…

eSchool News Online Update

Enhancements and expansions are occurring at warp speed at the electronic version of eSchool News. While we’re hard at work creating these improvements, this space in the newspaper will bring…