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New test measures students’ digital literacy

Employers are looking for candidates who can navigate, critically evaluate, and make sense of the wealth of information available through digital media—and now educators have a new way to determine…

Texas district streams video wirelessly on demand

A Texas school system has set up a wireless network infrastructure that is capable of streaming high-quality video to students’ mobile devices—enabling true anytime, anywhere learning to occur with the…

Viral eMail roils higher education once again

Have you heard the one about shady White House dealings that saved a college basketball coach’s job? The eMail rumor about Oregon State University coach Craig Robinson—President Obama’s brother-in-law—was read…

Students’ latest ‘crush’: New matchmaking web site

There’s a Yale student looking for a girl who took a “glorious fall” in the rain and looked “cute” doing it. The incident is spelled out on a new social…

Critics say administration’s blueprint is too similar to NCLB

As the Obama administration seeks support for its plan to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), many education policy analysts worry that the new blueprint's guidelines are too…

School webcam spying prompts call for new laws

Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., is pushing for new federal laws on electronic privacy as a school district in his home state struggles with a lawsuit over attempts to locate missing…

Schools turn to unified communications to save costs, boost productivity

More schools and colleges are turning to unified communications as a way to streamline communication and save much-needed money in unpredictable economic times.…

Delaware, Tennessee win first ‘Race to the Top’ grants

Broad support from key stakeholders, including elected officials, teachers' unions, and local business leaders, was an important factor in awarding the first round of "Race to the Top" grants to…

Web slurs target teen suicide victim

A community reeling from the suicide of a popular high school senior turned its sorrow to outrage March 26 over a practice known as "trolling."…

$20 billion in ed funding slashed from student aid legislation

In last-minute maneuvering designed to get the measure to pass, lawmakers eliminated $20 billion in proposed education funding from the student aid overhaul enacted by Congress last week: $12 billion…