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Newslines–Former principal pleads guilty in child pornography case

A former school principal fired after child pornography was allegedly found in his office has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Steven Robert Davidson, who was principal at Delran Intermediate…

Three Proven Programs That Spell School Technology Success

Technology & Learning, February 1999, p. 41 Here are proven, expert tips that have spelled success at three of the nation’s leading schools. Technology-Based School Community Programs. McNair Elementary School…

The Inside Scoop On Five Internet Filtering Programs

Technology & Learning, February 1999, p. 10 Here’s a quick review of five top programs that filter Internet content on your schools’ computers: Bess, from N2H2. To use Bess, you…

Highlights From NASA’s Innovative K-12 Distance Learning Program

T.H.E. Journal, November 1998, p. 63 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/nov/feat02.html NASA’s “Learning Technologies Project” (LTP) has begun a number of initiatives to enhance distance learning opportunities for K-12 schools. You can learn more…

Judge Dismisses Mother’s Claim That Libraries Must Filter Internet Content Accessed By Her Child

CyberTimes, January 14, 1999 http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/01/cyber/articles/15library-day.html A California judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that a public library should be prohibited from offering its patrons open access to the Internet since minors…

NASA Web Project Lets Students Control Camera on Space Shuttle

The Technology Source, January 1999 http://horizon.unc.edu/TS/cases< NASA has teamed up with schools to provide images of Earth from the Space Shuttle, which students can download via the Web for use…

Newslines–Anti-Defamation League develops hate-speech filter

Fearing that children are particularly vulnerable targets for hatemongers, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) unveiled a new software program Nov. 11 designed to filter bigotry from home and school computers. While…

Schools failing to engage girls in technology, study finds

Although girls are beginning to show more of an interest in math and science–areas where boys usually dominate academically and vocationally–they are falling behind in technology, a new study shows.…

Highlights From NASA’s Innovative K-12 Distance Learning Program

T.H.E. Journal, November 1998, p. 63 NASA’s “Learning Technologies Project” (LTP) has begun a number of initiatives to enhance distance learning opportunities for K-12 schools. You can learn more about…

Four “Kids-Only” Sites That Let Students Surf The Web Safely

Technology & Learning, November/December 1998, p. 10 An alternative to using filtering and blocking software to keep students from inappropriate material on the Web is to direct students to safe…