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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:…

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…