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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.…

eSN Analysis: AOL, Microsoft legal wrangle could vex educators

When the elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets crushed. And technology leaders at the grass roots in education have reason to worry that this old African proverb just might…

ISTE, NECA tap new chief executive

Don Knezek, Ph.D., has been named chief executive officer of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) and the National Educational Computing Association (NECA) effective April 1. The two…

CNN to begin advertising on ‘CNN Student News’

When Ted Turner began “CNN Newsroom” for students in public schools nationwide, he didn’t do it to make a profit. But Turner no longer oversees CNN, and the program—now called…

Mississippi auditor, Secret Service block computer buying scam

Mississippi State Auditor Phil Bryant says his office and the Secret Service thwarted a computer purchasing scam involving counterfeit Grenada School District checks. No arrests have been made, but officials…

Colorado launches web site to help college planning

Colorado education officials are offering a new internet site to help 195,000 high school students and their parents plan for college. The ColoradoMentor site (http://www.ColoradoMentor.org) will match student interests and…

“A More Perfect Union” exposes a dark chapter in American history

On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing military authorities to exclude “any and all persons” from designated areas of the country as was necessary for…

“DemocracyNet” follows politicians’ campaign promises and voting records

For educators, encouraging youngsters to get involved in the nation’s political process can be a challenging task. DemocracyNet, furnished by the League of Women Voters, provides a place where students…

“Science Monthly” delves into topical subjects of interest

Recently, Learning Network and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) teamed up to publish a monthly electronic newsletter, called “Science Monthly,” aimed at providing science teachers with new and timely…