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Product Spotlight

Apple expands into server market with Xserve Apple Computer Inc. on May 14 introduced its first-ever rack-mountable server product, called Xserve. Aimed at environments where Macs are plentiful—such as schools—the…

Calendar of Events

July July 5-7 San Diego. 2002 ESRI Education User Conference. Educators who use geographic information system (GIS) technology in their schools will have a unique opportunity to discuss their findings…

Partners Index

3Com Corp., with headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., provides top-notch computer networking solutions for schools and businesses. Visit 3Com’s web site: http://www.3com.com (800) 638-3266 See 3Com’s ad on page 23…

WorldCom scandal could sink support for school tech programs

In the wake of the accounting scandal that threatens to push telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. into bankruptcy, educators are bracing for a ripple effect that is sure to be felt…

Ergonomics program teaches kids to use computers safely

As children start spending more time on computers, experts say they might be putting themselves at risk of repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which could show up…

Court dismisses school boards’ legal challenge of cyber schools

A Pennsylvania state court on June 17 dismissed a challenge of the legality of that state’s online charter schools, but handed school districts a victory in saying that districts should…

Annenberg’s $1.1 billion in grants offer lessons in school reform

School leaders can close gaps in student achievement by reaching out to other schools and forming networks, enlisting the help of parents and other stakeholders, making professional development for teachers…

Once a classroom staple, chalkboards now biting the dust

Chalk it up to progress: Cleaner, more versatile whiteboards are quickly replacing traditional dust-clad chalkboards as a preferred tool for instruction. While the old-fashioned chalkboard remains a fixture in most…

eSN Analysis: Ruling could open door for legal challenge of CIPA in schools

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…

New LCD breakthrough could benefit schools

Today, liquid crystal displays, or LCDs, are found in laptops, watches, and cell phones—sandwiched between two rigid pieces of glass. But soon, LCD screens may be daubed onto walls or…