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FCC survey shows need to teach internet basics

The federal government’s plan to provide fast internet connections to all Americans will have to include some basic instruction in Web 101, a new survey reveals. …

Princeton students, profs give Kindle mixed grades

Princeton University has released findings from its semester-long pilot of Amazon.com’s Kindle DX electronic reader, and the results appear mixed: While students reduced the amount of paper they printed for…

Online books let college students earn credit—and cash

Nineteen business majors are trying to sell the idea of free online textbooks to their professors in an internship program that pushes open content technology designed to counter escalating book…

Yearbooks another casualty of the Facebook generation

For the first time since 1887, students at the University of Virginia won’t have a hardcover memento of their college years: The school founded by Thomas Jefferson has become the…

Obama urges states to raise academic standards

Saying America’s “primacy in the world” is at stake, President Barack Obama on Feb. 22 prodded states to raise their academic standards by using the best leverage he has: money.…

Education goals in National Broadband Plan revealed

Upgrading the federal e-Rate program to provide more connectivity to schools and libraries, removing the barriers to online learning so that more students can take advantage, and unlocking the power…

Notification delay surfaces in Alabama shootings

Nearly an hour passed before University of Alabama at Huntsville officials dispatched emergency notification to students and faculty after fatal shootings allegedly committed by a professor, raising new questions about…

Official: FBI probing school webcam spying case

A Pennsylvania school district accused of secretly switching on laptop computer webcams inside students' homes is under investigation by federal authorities, a law-enforcement official with knowledge of the case told…

More Americans skeptical of higher education

An increasing percentage of Americans believe colleges and universities prioritize profit margin over educational quality, a claim educators refute as unfair, especially during the current economic downturn.…

School district sued for using webcams to spy on students

A suburban Philadelphia school district used the webcams in school-issued laptop computers to spy on students at home, potentially catching them and their families in compromising situations, a family claims…