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Parent voting for school councils is moving online

Next month, New York City's education department will conduct what election officials are billing as the first exclusively online public election in the United States, reports the New York Times.…

Funding for cyber charter schools at issue

A March 12 hearing before Pennsylvania's Senate Education Committee was dominated by debate over funding for the state's cyber charter schools, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. …

Profs grapple with laptop rules as campuses go wireless

Over the past few years, the wireless connections on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus have increased from about 15 percent to 85 percent of campus. And while many professors…

Cyber-squatting cases hit record in 2008

Yale University was among a record number of organizations filing "cyber- squatting" cases in 2008 to stop others from profiting from their famous names, brands, and events, Reuters reports. …

Cash-hungry cities, schools turn to web to auction goods

U.S. schools and municipalities, strapped for cash as the recession decimates revenues, are stepping up sales of everything from old police cars, helicopters, and bicycles to unused equipment and even…

Hackers transfer $200,000 out of school’s bank account

Officials with the Carl Junction R-1 School District in Missouri say computer hackers apparently were able to transfer nearly $200,000 out of the district's bank account, reports the Joplin Globe.…

Stimulus applications could overwhelm Grants.gov

Anticipating a flood of requests for stimulus funds, the director of the Office of Management and Budget told federal agency heads to plan for a possible meltdown of the government's…

Phone companies spar over Universal Service Fund fix

The Universal Service Fund, a $4.5 billion annual pool of money that is intended to ensure nationwide phone service in high-cost areas and also funds the e-Rate, is outdated and…

School shooting internet post was likely a fake

German police say they've made great strides toward developing a profile of the gunman in the March 11 school shooting spree that killed 15 people, but one key piece of…

Opinion: Universities can survive only with radical reform

To accomplish the wholesale change that is needed to prepare graduates for the 21st century, universities must break out of the silo structures that have calcified over time, and they…