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Political leaders meet with execs to discuss nation’s tech agenda

About 100 technology executives, including dozens of high-level officers and CEOs, met with White House officials and congressional leaders March 25 to discuss ways the tech industry can help turn…

Twitter is put on new U.K. primary school curriculum

Children in the United Kingdom who are ages 5 to 11 will be taught how to use the social networking web site Twitter, as well as blogs, webcams, and podcasts,…

Professor plans to market interactive teaching tool

Students at Oklahoma City University soon might find it harder to zone out during class, while others will have few excuses for missing a lecture: Bob Greve, professor of information…

Technology links museum to students in high-def

Through the internet and video conferencing technology, representatives from Carnegie Museum of Natural History's distance learning initiative have appeared on large television screens in elementary, junior high, and high school…

Tanking property values might halt new Broward schools construction, technology

Throw the Broward County, Fla., school district's five-year construction and technology plan out the window, district financial staff told school board members at a March 24 workshop, reports the Miami…

Texas Tech study finds flaws in plagiarism detectors

Teachers who use computer programs to fight plagiarism should do so with a heaping dose of skepticism, reports the Dallas Morning News. …

Apple sued for promoting iPhone as an eBook reader

An overseas communications firm is suing Apple for promoting its iPhone handset as a touch-screen digital book reader, a concept it claims to have patented over seven years ago, Apple…

NASA and Microsoft to make a universe of data available publicly

NASA and Microsoft Corp. have announced plans to make planetary images and data available via the internet under a Space Act Agreement, reports FOXbusiness.com. …

Lessons from the most successful schools abroad

Education trends from abroad are gaining cachet as political and educational leaders strive to bring American schools in line with the demands of the 21st-century global economy, reports the Christian…

Talk of stimulus funds ignites net neutrality debate

Consumer advocates are reigniting a debate over net neutrality by insisting that the government require recipients of the $7.2 billion broadband stimulus package to adhere to special rules to ensure…