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Report: Cyber schools are costing Pennsylvania districts big bucks

In the latest volley in a dispute over who should pay for the education of Pennsylvania students online, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association claims that charter cyber schools have chewed…

Internet allows students to discuss Sept. 11 attacks

Thirteen-year-old Victoria Nunnely leans across her computer at South Carolina’s Mauldin Middle School to talk with her classmate about a question posed online: Should we rebuild the World Trade Center?…

Schools react to Microsoft’s new licensing policy

Software giant Microsoft Corp. is taking some heat for a controversial new licensing program aimed at businesses, school districts, and other large-scale customers. The plan, called Software Assurance, provides a…

Schools to get $1 billion for technology

Schools will receive an additional $130 million in federal funding for technology in fiscal year 2002, under action taken in both the House and the Senate last week. What remains…

Study: eCommerce could cost schools, governments $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…

FCC: Schools retain their wireless spectrum

Education advocates are applauding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for what they view as a victory for distance education. The federal agency has released a decision that will allow future…

School boards weigh ban on student laptops, PDAs

While many school systems are doing their best to encourage students to use handheld devices and laptop computers, some systems are banning these devices and even confiscating them from students.…

Schools mull HP-Compaq deal Product support and customer service are educators’ top worries

In the wake of the Sept. 3 announcement that high-tech giant Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) is buying Compaq Computer Corp.–one of the top three computer makers in the school field–a Compaq…

Study: Video games stunt learning

A controversial new study from a Japanese researcher finds that computer games might stunt teenagers’ developing brains and cause them to be more disposed to violence than their parents, regardless…