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Technology makes student aid more accessible

Over the past decade and a half, the internet has made it easier for families to learn about, find, and apply for college scholarships, government grants, and other types of…

University library sees demand for Kindles soar

For students looking to temper sober textbook readings with a literary escape into the world of vampires and zombies, Oregon State University is loaning out Amazon Kindle electronic readers stocked…

Plan to stem dropout rate stirs controversy

The Obama administration is offering a $900 million carrot to the nation’s school systems to tackle what many view as an abysmal dropout rate that threatens America’s ability to compete…

Site asks social networkers to rethink revelations

As more people reveal their whereabouts on social networks, a new site has sprung up to remind students and others that letting everyone know where you are -- and, by…

Texas ed-tech conference charts new waters in education

How to offer a successful online-learning experience, and how to integrate technology in meaningful ways with even the youngest of learners, were two of the many education technology themes explored…

Universities mull role of tenure in UAH shootings

Questions about how universities handle tenure decisions have arisen after Amy Bishop, a professor at the University of Alabama Huntsville campus, was accused of killing three colleagues from the university’s…

Study: Too few schools are teaching cyber safety

Students aren’t getting enough instruction in school on how to use technology and the internet in a safe and responsible manner, a new poll suggests.…

Survey: Educators aren’t discussing STEM careers with students

A majority of students say their science and math teachers aren't discussing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career options—which doesn't bode well for leaders counting on STEM education to…

Experts: Schools can track laptops less intrusively

School officials in Pennsylvania who admit remotely activating webcams to locate missing laptops could have used far less intrusive methods of finding the machines, such as GPS tracking or “call…

How to grow campus technology amid shrinking resources

Being an IT official at a California university today requires a close look at any measures that can save the campus cash. But Hilary Baker, vice president for IT at…