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Analyst recommends software switch in wake of Nimda attacks

As the insidious Nimda worm continued to wreak havoc on Microsoft web servers worldwide in late September, an analyst with an influential high-tech research firm said companies and school districts…

School tech directors weigh in on the Microsoft issue

eSchool News spoke with several school technology directors about Pescatore’s controversial remarks (see story at http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showstory.cfm?articleID=3112), and here’s what they had to say: “One thing I’ve wondered over the years…

Report cites blocked sites

“Internet Filters: A Public Policy Report” provides an extensive list of valid web sites that have been blocked erroneously by various filtering programs at one time or another. Here are…

Study: eCommerce could cost states $54 billion by 2011

The rise in business conducted over the internet could cost state and local governments more than $54 billion in lost sales tax revenues by 2011, according to a new study.…

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…