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Candidates agree on preschool funding

Four years after Gov. Timothy M. Kaine made the promise of free preschool to all Virginia 4-year-olds a centerpiece of his campaign, the three men competing for the Democratic nomination…

Yahoo to close GeoCities, other services in revamp

Yahoo Inc. said Thursday it plans to close GeoCities, a Web site publishing and hosting service it bought in May 1999 at the height of the dot-com boom for around…

San Diego schools sell first U.S. tax credit debt

Reuters reports that California's San Diego school system on Tuesday sold the nation's first new bonds that pay investors a tax credit but no interest, one of its financial advisers…

Demand for charter schools is high, seats are few

The waiting lists for charter schools, already notoriously long, look like they are about to get longer. President Barack Obama and Arne Duncan, his new education secretary, are trying to…

Court debates strip search of student

The United States Supreme Court spent an hour on Tuesday debating what middle school students are apt to put in their underwear and what should be done about it, reports…

AT&T tests speedier 3G network

AT&T's 3G wireless network will soon be twice as fast, reports CNET. …

UK privacy watchdog clears Google Street View

Britain's privacy watchdog says Google Street View should not be removed or shut down, the AP reports. …

Feds, tech giants team up to protect kids online

The Department of Homeland Security and several tech giants are teaming up to launch a nationwide volunteer program that will put tech pros in K-12 classrooms to make the younger…

Microsoft tests identity technology in schools

Microsoft is testing some of its new identity-based security technology in Washington state schools, where students and teachers will be able to securely access grades and class schedules, CNET reports.…

Siemens donates software to university research program

A Siemens unit has donated $57 million worth of engineering software to the University of California for its Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) computer…