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Panel: Don’t expand virtual charter school enrollment

A day after Arkansas' legislative Joint Budget Committee recommended raising the cap on enrollment at the state's virtual charter school to 1,000, the panel endorsed an amendment to return the…

School officials use Facebook to monitor students

As high school students flock to social networking sites, campus police are scanning their Facebook and MySpace pages for tips to help break up fights, monitor gangs, and thwart crime…

Technology puts geography at students’ fingertips

After winning his way into the final round of the National Geographic Geography Bee at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on April 3, eighth-grade student Mason Mennenga…

Students rally around XXX film as lawmaker threatens to cut off funds

Protesting what they see as an intrusion by Big Brother, University of Maryland students are planning to defy authority and screen a hard-core porn movie in the name of free…

University of Toledo looks to expand tech options

Every student at the University of Toledo (UT) will have the opportunity to have a personal laptop if the school goes through with a laptop lease program, reports the Independent…

High-tech cheaters jailed in China

Eight Chinese citizens who used high-tech communications equipment, including mobile phones and wireless earpieces, to help their children cheat at university entrance exams have been jailed on state secret charges,…

Robot scientists can think for themselves

Two teams of researchers say they have created machines that can reason, formulate theories, and discover scientific knowledge on their own, marking a major advance in the field of artificial…

Sanford gives in on stimulus, will seek funds for South Carolina

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford will comply with a midnight stimulus deadline and become the last governor in the nation to seek millions of dollars in federal economic-recovery funds for…

Oregon bills aim to limit online schools

Supporters of Oregon's online charter schools packed a legislative hearing April 1 to protest proposed limits on virtual education, reports the Statesman Journal of Salem, Ore. …

Harvard to post handbooks, course catalog online only

In a move that could save tens of thousands of dollars, Harvard University no longer will print out its course catalog or student and faculty handbooks, reports the Harvard Crimson:…