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Your MySpace rant will go down on your permanent record

If you write something on the internet, you can't later claim it was private. That's the surprisingly commonsensical ruling in the case of Cynthia Moreno, a California college student who…

Fear of viruses could be causing PC attacks

Computer users' growing fear of worms and viruses could be behind a recent spike in attacks on PCs via bogus security software, according to a Microsoft report published April 8,…

Study: Visual learners convert words to pictures in the brain

A University of Pennsylvania psychology study, using functional magnetic resonance imaging technology to scan the brain, confirms that people who consider themselves visual learners have a tendency to convert linguistically…

Report envisions shortage of teachers as retirements escalate

Over the next four years, more than a third of the nation's 3.2 million teachers could retire, depriving classrooms of experienced instructors, reports the New York Times. …

Tech giants help clients tap stimulus funds

With the recession forcing many institutions to cancel projects, technology suppliers are eyeing the economic stimulus package as an elixir to keep revenue flowing -- and many are offering advice…

University of Illinois’ Global Campus faces uncertain future

After investing more than $10 million in an online program that has attracted only a few hundred students, University of Illinois trustees are considering whether to shut down the university's…

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…