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Microsoft says Windows 7 on track for holidays

Microsoft Corp. is on track to release its new Windows 7 operating system in time for the holiday shopping season, an executive said May 11, confirming talk it is ahead…

Robot takes over Tokyo classroom

Saya the teacher doesn't mind being poked or pinched, or if the students play in class: She's an android designed to show children that science and technology can be fun…

Forensics help make science cool

Many people fret these days about the state of science education in America and how kids just don't like the topic -- yet at New Rochelle High School in New…

Students compete for Google logo prize

Two Delaware students are among 40 finalists in Doodle 4 Google, a national art competition to design a Google logo, reports the News Journal -- with the chance to win…

Hackers breach UC Berkeley computer database

University of California, Berkeley, officials said May 7 that hackers infiltrated restricted computer databases, putting at risk health and other personal information on 160,000 students, alumni, and others, reports the…

A cautionary video about America’s ‘stuff’ becomes popular in schools

"The Story of Stuff," a 20-minute video about the effects of human consumption, has become a sleeper hit in classrooms across the nation, reports the New York Times -- but…

Alabama K-12 officials pushing for online checkbook

When Alabama's two-year college system became the latest state government entity to put its checkbook online in a bid for transparency last month, members of the Alabama board of education…

Seventh-graders create iPhone app

Sam Kaplan and Louie Harboe's company, Tapware, is one of the more promising technology startups in Chicago. For the two seventh-graders at the University of Chicago Laboratory School, Tapware has…

Apple’s Wozniak boosts tech for schools

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., has joined the board of directors of TechForEducators.com, which sells a range of big and small brand software to U.S. teachers and educators, PC…

A laptop, a child, a dollar — and a promise

The South Carolina Department of Education and the nonprofit Palmetto Project have teamed up to get a laptop in the hands of every elementary school student in South Carolina --…