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Huge demand far exceeds broadband grants

"Cash for Clunkers" isn't the only economic stimulus program to attract a lot of takers: The federal government on Aug. 27 said it has received requests for nearly $28 billion…

Duncan floats school turnaround plan

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has proposed new rules for distributing $3.5 billion in Title I School Improvement Grants to turn around the nation's lowest performing schools. The plan includes flexibility…

FCC probes iPhone-Google app dispute

A federal probe of practices in the wireless industry could have significant implications for school leaders and others who use smart phones and other wireless devices to communicate. Key words: wireless…

Poll: Americans favor Obama’s school reforms

Most Americans want to change No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and they favor several education reforms backed by the Obama administration, such as charter schools and teacher merit pay, a…

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…