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UT gets $30 million for computer sciences

Fourteen months ago, Microsoft founder Bill Gates visited the University of Texas to encourage students to pursue studies in computer science and related fields. Now, the university is announcing April…

If a teacher had designed Twitter

If a teacher had designed Twitter, it would have looked like Edmodo, writes ZDNet blogger Christopher Dawson, technology director for the Athol-Royalston School District in northern Massachusetts. …

Apple now offering 20-inch education iMac for $899

Apple Inc. has quietly announced that it has replaced its 17-inch polycarbonate iMac for education with a new, low-end 20-inch aluminum model for the same $899 price, Ars Technica reports.…

Agriculture classes prepare kids for science, technology jobs

The latest TV commercial for the 4-H Clubs of America shows a young man named Ryan standing in a field on a farm. It doesn't talk about Ryan growing up…

Survey: Half of Maine high schools back laptops

Nearly half of Maine high schools would likely participate in an expansion of the state's laptop initiative, but another 42 percent are on the fence and 11 percent have decided…

‘Mystery Science Theater’ meets Twitter in new development for movie screenings

Normally, rampant texting in a movie theater is grounds for ejection. But in St. Charles, Ill., it's encouraged, reports the Chicago Tribune -- thanks to a new development that could…

Texas lawmakers mull stripping education board of authority over curriculum

Four Texas state senators, fed up with curriculum and textbook battles at the State Board of Education, pitched legislation April 14 that would strip the board of its authority over…

Ontario college gets Microsoft Surface unit

Microsoft is donating its much-publicized Surface hardware to the Ontario School of Art & Design (OCAD) so students can develop innovative software for the device, reports ITBusiness.ca. …

Fifth-graders may face charges for showing classmates internet porn

Two American Fork boys could face charges after accessing pornography on a school computer and showing it to classmates, reports the Daily Herald of Provo, Utah. …

10 years later, the real story behind Columbine

A decade after Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold made Columbine a synonym for rage, new information indicates that much of what the public has been told about the shootings is…