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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,…

Georgia parents get access to school data online

Georgia parents with access to a computer are getting their best look ever at how their local schools stack up against those across the state and the nation. Beginning Dec.…

Goal of high-tech Nevada schools is near

A 1997 goal of having a networked computer in every public school classroom in Nevada is nearly achieved, a state official says. Fred Dugger, chairman of the state’s Educational Technology…

Fourteen states collaborate on eLearning

On Nov. 29, a group aimed at helping states share the powerful online educational tools that some are developing met for the first time. All but one of the 14…