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Newslines–Schools crack down on laser pointers

A laser pointer has resulted in an in-school suspension for a 12-year-old Dubuque, Iowa, girl, because school officials said the devices–which emit a tiny red beam of light–are treated as…

Iowa district to run entirely on wind energy

The Spirit Lake, Iowa, school district’s electric bills soon will be blowing in the wind. By the middle of next year, the district plans to have its electricity supplied entirely…

School tech director traces student hacker

Students considering hacking into Waterville, Maine, schools’ computer system had better think twice. According to the Central Maine Morning Sentinel, Steven Smith, the district’s technology director, discovered that a hacker…

Newslines–Anti-Defamation League develops hate-speech filter

Fearing that children are particularly vulnerable targets for hatemongers, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) unveiled a new software program Nov. 11 designed to filter bigotry from home and school computers. While…

Wisconsin district offers computer rebates to employees

To encourage the use of computers among its employees, the Neenah, Wis., Joint School District is offering teachers a rebate of up to $1,000 toward the purchase of a home…

Newslines–ACT matches SAT with its new web-based college services

On Oct. 8, the nonprofit ACT Inc.–best-known for its college-entrance assessment tests–announced a partnership with CollegeNET to provide a web-based college application service called C3. The College Board, publishers of…

Schools failing to engage girls in technology, study finds

Although girls are beginning to show more of an interest in math and science–areas where boys usually dominate academically and vocationally–they are falling behind in technology, a new study shows.…

Educators get ideas to bank on at Grants & Funding Conference

For the hundreds of educators, foundation executives, and government officials who gathered in metropolitan Washington, D.C., Nov. 5 and 6 for the eSchool News Strategic Conference on Grants & Funding…

Feds, educators invest in Next Generation Internet

The development of Next Generation Internet (NGI)–a super-fast network designed to deliver real-time, high-quality data, voice, and video–just got a boost that should make it more likely you’ll see an…

Best Practices–Technology: This instuctional management software boosts accountablity and achievement, say educators who use it

One of the biggest challenges someone investing large sums of money in school technology faces is how to ensure accountability. At Central York School District, a 5,000-student system in York,…