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Teen’s ‘translator glove’ could lend hearing-impaired students a hand

A Grand Junction, Colo., high school senior is getting international acclaim for inventing a computerized glove that translates sign language gestures into writing. Educators say the device could hold great…

Georgia aims for paperless school board meetings

The DeKalb County School Board recently became the first school board in Georgia—and one of the first in the nation—to commit to moving all functions to an online format. The…

Schools’ software use raises test scores– and eyebrows

With the accountability requirements of the new education law signed by President Bush last month (story, Page One), schools will be looking for ways to prepare their students for high-stakes…

Calendar of Events

February Feb. 15-17 San Diego. American Association of School Administrators National Conference on Education. Highlights will include preconference workshops on accountability and data-driven decision making, as well as an exhibit…

Product Spotlight

Save big on these Lightware digital projectors Lightware Inc. has substantially lowered the price of two of its 5.6-pound portable projectors. Based on Texas Instruments digital light processing (DPL) technology,…

Partners Index

Administrative Assistants Ltd. (AAL), of Ontario, is a developer of quality administrative software solutions for schools. Visit AAL’s web site: http://www.admassist.com (800) 668-8486 See AAL’s ad on page 8 Adobe…

News Analysis: AOL, Microsoft legal wrangle could vex educators

When the elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets crushed. And technology leaders at the grass roots in education have reason to worry that this old African proverb just might…

Probation officers use software to protect kids from sex offenders

Don Spurlin was listening to a seminar on computer software designed to protect children from sexual predators. He wondered, why not use it to protect predators from their own impulses?…

Virginia district recalls 11,000 student laptops

School officials in Henrico County, Va., are recalling all 11,800 laptop computers given to the district’s high school students in order to install upgrades and security devices aimed at curbing…

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…