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Students, schools turn to virtual college fairs

As college fair season kicks into high gear, a growing number of students, parents, and colleges will be turning to virtual college fairs as a way to save money and…

State targets student-teacher communication

Beginning next month, Louisiana public schools will be required to document all electronic communication that occurs between teachers and students. The new law will even require tracking exchanges initiated by…

8-state cyber consortium gets $2.7 million grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.7 million grant to an eight-state consortium of technology centers and community colleges that is working to block cyber attacks and stop the…

Google to launch site for selling books online

Google Inc. is launching a new online service that will let readers buy electronic versions of books and read them on such gadgets as cell phones, laptops, and possibly e-book…

Cisco positioned for bigger education role

Cisco's purchase of leading videoconferencing company Tandberg could be a boon for K-12 and higher-education officials willing to pay for a high-quality online meeting space, but technology experts expect free…

Disparate state rules plague online education

A patchwork of state rules for accrediting colleges and universities -- some more lax than others -- remain a roadblock for a national standard that online school officials have lobbied…

Latest NAEP math scores show mixed results

After two decades of slow and steady progress in math, U.S. fourth-graders made no improvement over 2007, according to nationwide test scores released Oct. 14. Eighth-graders made headway, posting gains…

Kindle lightens textbook load, but flaws remain

It's an experiment that has made back-to-school a little easier on the back: Amazon.com gave more than 200 college students its Kindle e-reading device this fall, loaded with digital versions…

Cutbacks put some degrees out of reach

It isn't just tuition increases that are driving up the cost of college. Around the country, deep budget cuts are forcing colleges to lay off instructors and eliminate some classes,…

Schools step up web-safety instruction

As part of a new federal mandate that requires schools to teach internet safety to obtain e-Rate funding, schools are reaching out to internet safety awareness groups to establish programs…