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Business student devises social web site with campus cachet

A 20-year-old sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business has created a calendar-based web site designed to help college students organize their busy lives, reports the Providence…

Superintendent resigns in web surfing controversy

The superintendent of Westfall Local Schools in Pickaway County, Ohio, has resigned after admitting to misusing his school computer, reports WBNS 10TV. …

Some rich districts get richer as aid is rushed to schools

In pouring cash into school districts, Washington is using a tangle of well-worn federal formulas that seem to take little account of who needs the money most, reports the New…

Scandal reveals struggles of disciplining students in the Facebook era

Officials at Milton Academy in Massachusetts launched an aggressive investigation last month after receiving copies of Facebook photos sent anonymously that showed students drinking at off-campus parties. But in the…

Madison, Ala., schools showcase educational technology

The Madison, Ala., City Schools' technology programs will be on display for educational leaders from across the country this week as part of a technology site visit by the National…

In Obama’s election, a textbook case of history in the making

Textbook publishers said they went to extra lengths to capture the 2008 election by delaying publication of their 2009 editions and also using the internet, reports the New York Times.…

New iPhone tethering welcomed by educators

Of some 100 new features added to Apple's iPhone 3.0 software last week, Jorge Mata, CIO for the Los Angeles Community College District, said one of those alone -- the…

Vanderbilt med center uses business software to save lives

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center has turned to business software from IBM's Ilog unit in a bid to save lives and lower costs, reports the New York Times. …

Conficker worm: April Fool’s joke or unthinkable disaster?

The Conficker worm is scheduled to activate on April 1, reports the New York Times, and the unanswered question is: Will it prove to be the world's biggest April Fool's…

Microsoft courts students at MIX conference

Microsoft is continuing its courtship of students, some as young as high school age, to bring new blood into the ranks of .NET developers and Microsoft platform users, eWeek reports.…