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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…

Study finds most Americans clueless about technology

A new report aimed at federal and state policy makers calls for a broad-based effort to increase the technological literacy of all Americans by integrating technology concepts into every school…

NC board stalls Sylvan’s virtual charter school plan

In the latest controversy over virtual schooling, the North Carolina Board of Education left the fate of a proposed online charter school hanging Feb. 7 when it agreed to allow…

New OS would run Windows programs for half the cost

Michael Robertson’s last startup, MP3.com, helped ignite the digital music revolution, attracting a big buzz and lawsuits from major record labels. Robertson’s latest gig is no less ambitious: an operating…

Funding for Maine laptop plan 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…

Schools eye tracking systems 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.…

New ESEA features carrots, cudgels

Educational technology advocates were quietly celebrating the survival of a handful of specific technology programs in the days following the Dec. 11 approval of the landmark education bill by House…

Maine buys 36,000 laptops for students, teachers

The Maine Department of Education has signed a four-year, $37.2 million contract with Apple to supply the technology, training, and support for Maine’s groundbreaking initiative that will equip every seventh…

Letters to the editor

Filtering feud Thanks for your November article on the release of “Internet Filters: A Public Policy Report,” the first major research report from the Free Expression Policy Project at the…