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When the cell phone teaches sex education

Health officials are trying to use teenagers’ favorite technology, the cell phone, to fight disease and unwanted pregnancies, reports the New York Times. …

New web tool could be ‘as important as Google’

A web tool that "could be as important as Google," according to some experts, has been shown off to the public, reports the BBC. …

Pennsylvania sues cyber charter, alleging misuse of funds

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has sued Agora Cyber Charter School in Devon, Pa., alleging its board misused millions of taxpayer dollars to benefit a company owned by the school's…

As a professor, Obama held pragmatic views on court

As President Obama prepares to choose his first Supreme Court nominee to replace retiring Justice David H. Souter, former colleagues and students say he will likely favor a pragmatist with…

Today’s technology helps train tomorrow’s teachers

While Mari Anne Fell, an elementary education senior at Southern Miss, is practicing her teaching skills at Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula, miles away, her professors are watching her every…

Stanford students concoct iPhone applications

Stanford student Luke Ekkizogloy is writing an iPhone app that controls the lights in his house, but he has bigger dreams. "I have what everyone has in mind, and that's…

Norway tests laptop exam program

About 6,000 students in Norway are taking exams on their laptops in a trial that soon could be rolled out across the country, the BBC reports. …

Cyber crooks churning out trick flu eMails

Cyber crooks are capitalizing on influenza fears with torrents of eMail promising "swine flu" news but delivering malware or dubious offers for potency drugs or penis enlargement, AFP reports.…

Sources: Apple to introduce more affordable Macs

Determined to grow its share of the personal computer market during the worst economic climate in its corporate history, Apple is tailoring changes to a pair of its offerings that…

Colleges are checking out applicants’ social networking posts

A new report indicates that colleges' admission or scholarship decisions are being influenced by what they find about applicants online, reports the Los Angeles Times. …