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Contest lets students try to ‘change the world’

A handheld medical diagnostic laboratory created by two Stanford University graduate students took home the top prize in the first annual Presidents' "Change the World" Competition from the Institute of…

NECC 2009: Video highlights

The rise in mobile technologies, how to lobby Congress successfully for more ed-tech support, and how Baby Boomers can help meet the need for 21st-century teachers: These were some of…

Budget cuts devastate California higher ed

When California college students return to campus this fall, they'll find crowded classrooms, less access to faculty and counselors, fewer technology-related perks and other campus services, and more difficulty getting…

Students help program science computer game

Middle and high school students spent a little more than four weeks this summer at McKinley Technical High School in Washington, D.C., developing the programming and modeling for a prototype…

CMU software streamlines 3D programming

Carnegie Mellon University is getting set to release an updated version of its popular animation-based software program "Alice," developed by the late "last lecture" professor Randy Pausch to teach computer…

Royalty rates settled for college internet radio

Campus-based internet radio broadcasters have an established royalty rate after an agreement was reached with SoundExchange, a nonprofit organization created to collect and dole out music royalties to major record…

ED accelerates $11.37 billion stimulus schedule

The second round of stimulus funding for Title I, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program, totaling $11.37 billion in all, will be made…

Program opens high-tech world to deaf students

An innovative summer academy at the University of Washington--thought to be the only one of its kind in the United States--introduces deaf and hard-of-hearing students to careers in computer sciences. Key…

Digital library saves vital web documents

Web pages have an average lifespan of 77 days, meaning documentation of historical events can vanish with a single click. Critically important documents are moving exclusively to the internet, and…

Coach sued for requesting Facebook logins

In a case that could set a precedent for whether school officials can legally peek into students' private social-networking accounts without justifiable cause, a high school cheerleader is suing her…