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Wireless technology helps make Maine governor’s vision a reality

Students learning how to use their new laptop computers at Auburn Middle School in Auburn, Maine, can surf the internet and exchange eMail without tripping over network cables or power…

FCC approves breakthrough in wireless technology

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved limited use of a new technology that reportedly provides a faster and more secure way to send wireless transmissions. The technology, known as…

New computer-crimes bill could boost school security

Internet cranks and hackers might think twice about targeting schools, and school administrators might receive quicker notification when service providers learn of internet threats involving schools, under terms of proposed…

Proponents of Ga. video-game ban cite school violence

A desire to shield students from video-game content that some believe could incite school violence is part of the motivation for controversial new legislation in Georgia. State lawmakers there have…

Supreme Court to rule on 20-year copyright extension

In a case initiated by an internet publisher, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Feb. 19 to review whether Congress has exercised too much authority in extending copyright protection for two…

NC board stalls Sylvan’s virtual charter school plan

In the latest controversy over virtual schooling, the North Carolina Board of Education left the fate of a proposed online charter school hanging Feb. 7 when it agreed to allow…

New OS would run Windows programs at half the cost

Michael Robertson’s last startup, MP3.com, helped ignite the digital music revolution, attracting a big buzz and lawsuits from major record labels. Robertson’s latest gig is no less ambitious: an operating…

High-speed internet access spreading, though slowly

A study released in February by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) suggests that more students might have high-speed internet access in their homes this year—but not many more. Access to…

SLD: Few schools will see Year Five eRate funds for internal connections

The bulk of Year Five eRate applicants hoping to get money to wire their schools won’t receive funding for internal connections, according to program officials. In fact, because of the…

New guide helps schools train teachers to use technology

A new professional development book aimed at helping school and university leaders train K-12 teachers how to integrate technology into their instruction is now available from the International…