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Pending HP-Compaq deal draws family fire

The pending acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp. by Hewlett-Packard (HP) will go forward as announced, company representatives have assured eSchool News. They expect the deal to be completed by early…

Some schools revisit cell phone bans after 9-11

Research and anecdotal evidence suggest some schools, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, are reexamining their attitudes towards students using cell phones. The following report takes…

Parents want gag on TV news in classroom after 9-11

In wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, school boards across the nation are re-examining their policies about showing live television coverage in the classroom. In Ashland, N.H., parents went…

High Court ponders online porn law

Struggling to find a balance between protecting children from online smut and preserving free speech, the Supreme Court on Nov. 28 questioned whether a sweeping national standard could rule the…

Auditor: State overpaid online charter school $1.7 million

State officials overpaid Ohio’s first online charter school $1.7 million last year, providing money for students even though they did not meet official enrollment standards, the state auditor said Nov.…

Parents’ protests sink school’s laptop plans

In a case that demonstrates the demand for equitable computer access in public schools, a program asking parents at a Palo Alto, Calif., middle school to buy $2,000 laptops for…

House Republicans block $2.5 billion increase for IDEA

Some educators and makers of assistive technologies are decrying a successful move by House Republicans to block $2.5 billion in guaranteed funding increases for students with disabilities under the Individuals…

Grant Deadlines

January TIME Awards Toyota’s Investment In Mathematics Excellence (TIME) is a grant program awarding teachers up to $10,000 for innovative projects that enhance mathematics education within a school. It is…

Grant Awards

$18 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it will donate $18 million as a supplement to California’s Assembly Bill 75,…

Prosecutor says no charges will be filed for deleted eMail

No charges will be filed against the Madison, Wis., School District in the deletion of eMail messages related to the school board’s Oct. 8 decision on the Pledge of Allegiance,…