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Should online scofflaws be denied web access?

Is internet access a fundamental human right? Or is it a privilege, carrying with it a responsibility for good behavior? That is the question confronting policy makers as they try…

Judge: Education is not a right

South Dakota students aren't guaranteed a high-quality education, a circuit judge ruled April 8, in declaring that the way the state pays for education does not violate the state constitution,…

Stanford instructor’s rap videos teach complicated material

Stanford University biologist Tom McFadden has produced six rap videos as a teaching aid for his students, and one of them -- "Regulatin' Genes" -- has received more than 50,000…

Cell phones get top marks in class

Cell phones, considered a nuisance or worse in many schools, are welcome at Mary Passage Middle School in Virginia, reports WTKR: At least eight teachers are using them for a…

Boston College to install GPS units to allow students to track shuttles

Boston College has announced a plan to install GPS tracking systems in its campus shuttle buses, reports the Tufts Daily. …

Conficker threat isn’t over

The Conficker worm is on the move again: After a relatively uneventful April 1, on which the worm began widening the number of web sites that it scanned for instructions,…

Do study sites make the grade?

Web sites such as Cramster and others aim to revolutionize the way students study, much as social networking sites like Facebook have changed the way people socialize, reports the Wall…

Australia vs. U.S. in broadband stimulus plans

Although both the United States and Australia see nationwide broadband service as an important way to stimulate the economy and spur innovation, they are going about it in very different…

Virginia using iTunes for educational offerings

Virginia is joining the ranks of U.S. states that offer educational content through Apple's iTunes Store, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. …

Cursive no longer a curse for computers, study finds

A recent study by computer scientists at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst demonstrated a new electronic method to transcribe handwritten historical documents that is more reliable…