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Technology a key tool in writing instruction

While there are still many obstacles facing teachers in implementing technology, teachers play a critical role in driving the use of technology to teach writing, says a recent report by…

NYC schools to deploy free eMail, collaboration tools

In what could be a huge sign of change in how students learn, New York City Public Schools has begun implementation of communication and collaboration software from ePals and Microsoft—education…

Teachers’ union shuns Obama aides at convention

In a sign of the Obama administration’s strained relations with two of its most powerful political allies, no federal official was scheduled to speak at either convention this month, partly…

Senior-student mentoring can be a win-win

Effectively pairing senior volunteers with students is one of the big win-win opportunities in virtually every community in the country, says U.S. News and World Report. …

Technology brings new role to public libraries

Tucked under a public library computer keyboard was an anonymous note: "Thank you for helping me get a job." The paper scrap turned up at downtown Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free…

Obama to announce broadband grants to spur jobs

U.S. President Barack Obama is slated to announce on July 2 nearly $800 million in loans and grants for the build-out of broadband networks to reach homes, schools, and hospitals,…

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup aims to inspire creativity

As the world's best soccer players battle for the World Cup in South Africa, an elite group of student engineers will gather in Poland from July 3-8 to crunch code…

Online pornography closer to .xxx web address

An online red-light district soon could flourish under a new .xxx internet address that backers say could help computers filter porn sites, reports the Associated Press. …

Wanted: Young cyber experts to defend internet

Nationwide campaigns to steer youthful techies into careers defending the internet are gaining steam, USA Today reports. …

Online comic strip hopes to improve girls’ health

In a preliminary study a few years back, researchers found that an educational, online comic strip geared toward 8- to 10-year-old black girls helped them eat better and exercise more.…