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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…

Report: eLearning raises thorny policy questions

Despite the escalating prevalence and support for eLearning programs across the country, virtual schools raise many policy and logistical questions that have yet to be answered sufficiently, said the editors…

‘Augmented reality’ soon could enhance learning

An emerging technology known as “augmented reality” soon will allow people peering through computer-powered goggles to overlay virtual images atop those of the real world. Researchers say the technology has…

Grant Deadlines

July School Leadership Program This program, available through the U.S. Department of Education, aims to help high-need school districts develop, enhance, or expand innovative programs to recruit, train, and/or mentor…

Grant Awards

$4.1 million from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Pennslyvania Gov. Mark Schweiker announced on May 23 that more than $4.1 million will fund 78 “Stay, Invent the…

Qwest pulls out of Arizona school internet project

Qwest Communications International is halting work on its $100 million project of connecting Arizona schools to the internet. The company told the state in May that the money from the…

Kentucky school finds seniors lifted text from the internet

More than a quarter of the senior class at Bardstown High School in Kentucky lifted text verbatim from the internet and used it without attribution in writing portfolios, administrators and…

Missouri lawmakers send web filtering bill to governor

Public schools and libraries in Missouri would have to take more steps to prevent young people from looking at objectionable internet sites under a bill headed to Gov. Bob Holden’s…