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Law school intervenes in Google book-scanning settlement

A federal judge will allow New York Law School to argue that a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit about Google Book Search should be delayed pending further review, reports…

UCSD sends acceptance eMail to wrong list

The University of California at San Diego inadvertently sent an acceptance eMail message to all 28,000 students it had rejected, raising their hopes only to dash them again in a…

Education Secretary says aid hinges on new data

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told the nation's governors on April 1 that in exchange for billions of dollars in federal education aid provided under the economic stimulus law, he wants…

Conficker worm reaches go time, to no effect

The Conficker internet worm's feared April Fools' Day throwdown for control of millions of infected PCs stirred lots of panic but came and went with a whimper, reports the Associated…

Senators agree on patent reforms

Leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on April 1 said they have reached agreement on key elements of a bill to revise U.S. patent law, Reuters reports -- changes…

Suit dismissed in firing over creationism eMail

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former Texas state science curriculum director who alleged that she was illegally fired for sending out an eMail message about a…

Paying in full as the ticket into colleges

Facing fallen endowments and needier students, many colleges are looking more favorably on wealthier applicants as they make their admissions decisions this year, reports the New York Times -- a…

Maine schools feel misled on laptop program

Some local school officials say the governor's plan to expand Maine's laptop program from middle to high schools comes with more strings attached than advertised, reports the Portland Press Herald.…

American University launches Web 2.0 site

American University has launched a new, redesigned web site featuring interactive, multimedia capabilities that combine dynamic content with state-of-the-art Web 2.0 communication tools, FOXBusiness.com reports. …

Teacher gets creative with technology grant

Eastmont Middle School special-education teacher Jennifer Heaney has received a $1,674 grant from the Qwest Foundation to order five optical scanners that translate the written word into spoken sentences, reports…