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High school student helps launch internet telescope network

If most high school students ever get to see the Horsehead Nebula, it’s by looking at a book, or a slide in science class. But thanks to a telescope network…

Pennsylvania law requires ISPs to block child pornography

Starting next month, internet service providers (ISPs) with customers in Pennsylvania will be legally responsible for blocking access to child pornography. The law, with maximum penalties including prison time for…

HP to Compaq: Houston, we don’t have a problem

Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Carly Fiorina claimed to have enough support for the company’s $20 billion purchase of Compaq Computer Corp., after a contentious proxy battle ended with the final…

Students can get SAT scores online a week early—for a fee

High school students now can end the nerve-racking wait for SAT scores by getting them online a week early, but it will cost them. Students who used the internet to…

School district use of defibrillators on the rise

As the technology in portable defibrillators has improved, school districts in many states are using the devices to treat sudden cardiac arrest on their campuses. Pennsylvania is the first state…

Internet access gap closing, but other inequities remain

As internet access from schools and libraries becomes nearly ubiquitous, some technology advocates are shifting focus, to argue that the “digital divide” will not be closed until everyone has private…

High school’s instant-replay system an instant hit with students

A high school in Nebraska is taking its coverage of school sporting events to the big league, with the help of cutting-edge technology and some tech-savvy students in the audiovisual…

Microsoft, feds agree to changes in proposed antitrust settlement

Microsoft Corp. and the Justice Department disclosed significant changes Feb. 28 to the proposed settlement in their landmark antitrust case, partly to stem criticism from many legal and technology experts…

eSchool News’ 2002 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards

In our second annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards, eSchool News recognizes 12 of the nation's top K-12 executives for their leadership and vision in the area of educational technology.…

Schools eye tracking system after bus hijacking

The disappearance in late January of a Pennsylvania school bus on what should have been a minutes-long trip has school districts around the country looking to the heavens for help.…