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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…

Universities save much-needed cash with the help of technology

An analytics system designed to manage risks and improve security has saved the University of California’s 10 campuses and five medical centers more than $160 million since 2006, officials announced…

Will $99 Moby tablet swim or sink?

In a development that it claims will be a game-changer in education, technology company Marvell has announced the prototype of a $99 tablet computer that students can use to surf…

Use multiple news channels to reach ‘on-the-go’ consumers

School officials need to share information via a variety of media platforms in order to reach today’s “on-the-go” news consumers, a new study suggests.…

Journalism students turn to Wikipedia to publish stories

College students know the online resource of which they dare not speak: Wikipedia, the voluminous internet encyclopedia demonized by many in higher education—and a resource that two University of Denver…