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Compaq recalls 594,000 power adapters

Compaq Computer Corp. is recalling about 594,000 power adapters and cords used with certain notebook computers sold in the United States because they can overheat and cause fires, the Associated…

Pennsylvania bill would regulate cyberschool programs

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would add a licensing requirement for the state’s cyberschools but also would make the state pay for the schools, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported…

Florida official suggests cutting ed-tech plan

Florida Education Secretary Jim Horne is recommending to state legislators that they cut an ambitious $10 million plan to put leading-edge technology in some of the state’s classrooms, the Tampa…

South Dakota governor explains delays in computer shipments to schools

South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow has sent a letter to school superintendents saying that any delays in computer shipments from the state were necessary to get a good deal. The…

Suspended teacher launches web site against district

A former Hellertown, Pa., teacher suspended for 220 days for insubordination has launched a web site to expose what he calls “malpractice and abuse of power” by school district officials.…

Microsoft to ofer student, teacher discounts on Office XP

Microsoft Corp., aiming to broaden the use of its Office suite of business software among students and school districts, said it will begin selling a discounted version of Office XP…

Profiteers target expired educational web site addresses

Operators of some education-related web sites that have changed internet addresses are reporting a disturbing trend: Profiteers and purveyors of pornography are snatching up the rights to the old addresses…

Here’s a holiday site for which any educator would be thankful

http://www.educationplanet.com/articles/thanksgiving.html “I, your magistrate do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill … there to ……

“History and Politics Out Loud” is a site to hear as well as see

http://www.hpol.org Since the very first reports hit the news wires, the tragedy of Sept. 11 has been compared to other great national tragedies, but perhaps none so much as the…

Help students warm up to mathematics at “Hotmath.com”

http://www.hotmath.com Founded by two math teachers, this homework web site ties directly to students’ commonly used textbooks to provide immediate help on homework assignments. Students purchase a subscription to the…