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ISDN Lines Improve Reliability of School Video Security Systems And Reduce Overall Costs

The School Administrator, October 1998, p. 40 Alabama’s Hunstville City School District recently discovered that ISDN lines—usually used to connect schools to the Internet—were a reliable and cost-effective method to…

Arkansas bill would require metal detectors in schools

If an Arkansas legislator has his way, every school in the state will have to install a metal detector. “I’m not saying this is the answer to the problem we…

Four Key Trends Emerging In Education Technology

Technology & Learning, September 1998, p. 42 Senior editor Susan McLester of Technology & Learning tells education technology leaders to keep an eye on four specific areas that are receiving…

LISTEN: Voice recognition system helps student readers: Advanced

Until now, voice-recognition systems haven’t caught on widely among schools. Too many potential problems–background noise, variations in human speech, prohibitive cost–have kept them out of the education mainstream. But a…

Latest Developments On Internet ‘Portals’ And Computer Chips

Technology & Learning, October 1998, p. 30 Senior editor Jean Shields at Technology & Learning outlines two areas of education technology where leaders will begin to see more change. The…

K-12 education emerging as the top giving priority for high-tech corporate philanthropy: Silicon Valley firms giving more to K-12 schools than any other field, this study shows

K-12 education is the No. 1 giving priority for the top 100 technology companies, according to a new report that tracks the community activities of Silicon Valley corporations. And other…

Four Key Trends Emerging In Education Technology

Technology & Learning, September 1998, p. 42 Senior editor Susan McLester of Technology & Learning tells education technology leaders to keep an eye on four specific areas that are receiving…

Good Posture And Other Simple Steps Can Reduce Students’ Risk Of Repetitive Stress Injuries

T.H.E. Journal, August 1998, p. 26 Expensive ergonomic chairs and fancy workstations are not the cure-all solution to staying injury-free while you sit in front of a computer. The author,…

Teen hackers plead guilty

Two California teenagers pleaded guilty on July 29 to charges that they hacked into several U.S. government computers earlier this year and installed sophisticated programs to intercept passwords on the…

“Banned Books Online” takes a hard line on censorship

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/People/spok/banned-books.html In a tribute to freedom of thought and speech, “Banned Books Online” offers a representation of texts that have been–or still are–kept from readers by nervous authorities. The site…