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Judge: District’s visitor ID system is OK

A federal judge ruled Aug. 18 that a computerized background-check system made by Raptor Technologies does not violate the constitutional rights of parents and other school visitors who undergo the…

TPACK explores effective ed-tech integration

As technology becomes an increasingly important tool for teaching and learning, a relatively new concept--focusing on how educators can effectively and effortlessly tailor technology to their instructional practices--is making its…

SAT scores dip for high school class of 2009

Average scores on the SAT college entrance exam dipped slightly for the high school class of 2009, while gender, race, and income gaps widened, according to figures released Aug. 25…

Feds issue more guidance on swine flu

Schools and colleges should be ready with hard-copy packets and online lessons to keep learning going even if swine flu sickens large numbers of students this year, U.S. Secretary of…

O’Connor touts civics lessons via online games

A free computer game for teenagers created with the help of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has made its online debut. Key words: Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Decision, civics…

Tech director helps bring women into IT

A German literature major never anticipates a career in information technology, but Deborah Keyek-Franssen's unconventional career path isn't so uncommon among female IT officials on college campuses, she says. Key…

Panelists to FCC: Raise e-Rate funding cap

The e-Rate can play a significant role in the national broadband plan being developed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), panelists said during an Aug. 20 hearing--but for this to…

Virtual 3-D lab aims to stimulate learning

Students at a Baltimore County high school this fall will explore the area surrounding Mount St. Helens in a vehicle that can morph from an aircraft to a car to…

Site spurs debate over required courses

Should American colleges and universities require students to take courses in certain core subjects considered important to a 21st-century education, such as science, economics, history, and foreign languages? It's a…

$650M in new grants target innovation

U.S. schools will have a chance this fall to compete for part of $650 million in new "innovation" funds that are intended to reward districts that have designed and tested…