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Report: Filters alone won’t protect kids online

No single cure-all exists to protect kids from pornography and other dangers on the internet, according to a report released May 2 by the National Research Council (NRC). Instead, the…

Judge gives green light to HP, Compaq merger

Exactly how won’t be clear for months, but educators who buy technology products and services from the Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and Compaq Computer Corp can now be sure they’ll feel…

Apple pares down pricing, courts educators with new eMac

Hoping to recapture the lead in sales to the school field, Apple Computer Inc. on April 29 introduced a new line of Macintosh computers designed exclusively for schools. The new…

Arizona ASP plan mired in contoversy

Arizona’s ambitious plan to provide its schools with more than 250 free software titles via the internet has hit a few snags. According to a report from the East Valley…

Pa. lawmaker questions need for computers in preschools

A Pennsylvania program that supplies preschools and day-care centers with free computers and internet access is being targeted by a state lawmaker as inappropriate—especially in a time of budget shortfalls.…

CNN drops bid to sell ads on school news program

In a victory for opponents of commercialism in schools, the Cable News Network (CNN) has backed off plans to sell sponsorships on “CNN Student News,” a program it produces for…

Robotics competition sparks students’ interest in science and technology

Large-screen TV close-up images of wheels spinning, gears turning, and sparks flying—and deafening cheers of hyped-up high school students—provided the backdrop for a high-tech gathering of future scientists April 4-6.…

States Grapple with tech specs of new education law

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced what is required of states as they apply for their share of the new $700 million educational technology block-grant program—and many state…

Filtering law’s fate in the hands of judges

At press time, three federal judges had the task of deciding whether preventing or delaying adults’ access to some constitutionally protected speech is an acceptable side effect of keeping online…

Delaware judge lets Hewlett lawsuit against HP go forward

A Delaware judge has left open the possibility that dissident Hewlett-Packard Co. director Walter Hewlett still can torpedo the company’s $19 billion acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp. Chancery Court Judge…