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Liverpool school district appeals dismissal of case against technology administrator

The Liverpool school district has appealed a decision to dismiss disciplinary charges against its technology administrator, according to the Post-Standard. …

FTC urged to investigate security of Google services

An online privacy group is calling on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google is making deceptive claims over the security of data stored in cloud-computing services such…

Riding out the recession in a virtual classroom

After spending 10 years in the U.S. Navy, Kenric Scarbrough got a sobering start to his civilian career. He was laid off in January, just months after he found a…

Details to come, but Colorado’s K-12 and college officials look for stimulus boost

Brenda French-Jeffryes made about $20,000 a year as a hairstylist before enrolling at Fort Lewis College in Durango in hopes of getting a higher-paying job to support her two college…

Computer science programs make a comeback in enrollment

The New York Times reports that, for the first time in six years, enrollment in computer science programs in the United States increased last year, according to an annual report…

Tide turns against schools as foreclosures rise

Across the United States, declining property values and mortgage foreclosures have led to huge losses in property tax revenues, forcing schools to trim budgets, freeze hiring, and in a few…

Software tests patience in Maryland district

A $4.1 million computer program designed to put Prince George's County, Md., students' grades, attendance, and discipline data online has been plagued with errors in its first year, leading to…

California technology coordinator wins Google contest

Miramonte High School Technology Coordinator Cheryl Davis was named one of six winners of a Google contest to create a lesson plan using Google Earth's new ancient Rome layer, reports…

50,000 university students get free Lotus Symphony software

Some 50,000 Australian university students will receive a free version of IBM's Lotus Symphony software this month as part of on-campus promotions managed by StudentRights.com, NetworkWorld reports. …

Cisco announces its first servers, riling rivals

Cisco Systems wants a bigger chunk of the enterprise computing market, and in a March 16 video conference the company discussed its plans to start selling servers in competition with…