Kentucky schools soon will have help in the battle to keep students and teachers from logging on to improper web sites. The state's department of education is supplying software to each of its 1,400 schools. This will not only weed out inappropriate sites, but also could save the schools $5,000 to $6,000 per year in leased line charges.

David Couch, the state's associate commissioner for school technology, said the filtering software comes in response to a new state law. Last year, Kentucky legislators demanded that its education department find and distribute software to restrict students' access to unsuitable material on the...

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