Programs aim to stop ‘cyber bullying’
November 29th, 2005

Schoolyard bullies are becoming increasingly high tech, as a growing number of students now engage in “cyber bullying” by spreading rumors through web sites or harassing students through text messages…



Students interview Space Station crew
November 16th, 2005

Yesterday was more than just a routine school day for students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) in Fairfax County, Va.: With the aid of a…


Students, teachers invited to ‘speak up’
November 3rd, 2005

Students and teachers across the United States are invited to voice their opinions on how technology affects their teaching and learning. The means of being heard is Speak Up Day…


Resource helps build information literacy
October 10th, 2005

Teachers and library media specialists searching for new and innovative ways to educate their students about effective research practices now have a new online tool at their disposal: S.O.S. (Situations,…


‘i-Schools’ expand concept of IT education
October 7th, 2005

The notion of "information technology" (IT) as a separate field of study is undergoing a radical shift at some of the nation's foremost colleges and universities--and it is this shift…


Storms highlight need for data backup
October 6th, 2005

For school district IT personnel from coast to coast, the recent destruction wrought by hurricanes Katrina and Rita has driven home the importance of backing up school data. School systems…


Educators rally in Katrina’s wake
October 1st, 2005

Days after Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of the Gulf Coast in the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, state and local education officials in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and elsewhere were…


Webcast tackles IT gender gap
September 26th, 2005

To engage girls in the study of science and technology, educators need to convey the right message about the roles these fields play in society and the skills they require--and…


FCC promises eRate relief for storm-ravaged schools
September 19th, 2005

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin has proposed using $211 million from the Universal Service Fund–the pool of money that pays for eRate discounts, among other things–to help rebuild…