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Supreme Court hears text-messaging privacy case

The U.S. Supreme Court appears likely to rule against public employees who claimed a local government violated their privacy by reading racy text messages they sent through their employers' account.…

Colleges appeal to students with green policies

Small private colleges and large research universities alike have adopted green policies in recent years in an effort to trim energy bills, encourage sustainability, and lure environmentally conscious students to…

Family: Pa. district snared thousands of secret webcam images

New allegations have surfaced in the case of a suburban Philadelphia school district accused of activating laptop web cameras to spy on students in their homes.…

Educators seek delay of Texas curriculum vote

A group of university educators has called on the Texas State Board of Education to delay a final vote on contentious new social studies curriculum standards until experts from higher…

Feds to shape the future of assessment

Federal officials are leading the charge to develop a new generation of summative, end-of-year exams that are delivered and scored by computer; focus on a deeper understanding of the curriculum,…

Study: Young adults do care about online privacy

All the dirty laundry younger people seem to air on social networks these days might lead older Americans to conclude that today's tech-savvy generation doesn't care about privacy. But it's…

Public access to school computers raises questions

A move that will let schools use federal e-Rate funds to help their stakeholders get online by opening up their computer labs to the community after school hours has left…

Community colleges turn to online classes as enrollments spike

Distance learning enrollment in American community colleges jumped by 22 percent during the 2008-09 academic year, an increase fueled in part by an influx of nontraditional students who require the…

Northern Illinois professor brings video games to class

Brianno Coller, an associate professor of engineering at Northern Illinois University, is showing that video games have a place in the classroom.…

Six technologies soon to affect education

Cloud computing and collaborative learning environments are set to take hold in K-12 schools in the very near future, with mobile devices, game-based learning, and other education technologies to follow…