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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…

Judge rejects Microsoft’s settlement offer for schools

A federal judge has rejected Microsoft’s offer to donate computers and software to schools to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing it of overcharging for its products. U.S. District Judge J.…

Apple touts revamped iMac for education

Three years after rewriting the books on computer design and simplicity with the iMac, Apple Computer Inc. has unveiled updated models with a flat-screen display, faster processor, and a new…

Survey ranks states’ use of ed-tech

South Dakota leads the nation in school technology for the second year in a row, according to the 2001 Digital State survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government. Sponsored…