eSchool News May 2010

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30 Education in Focus

A new standard could make interactive whiteboard content more accessible in the U.K.; is the U.S. next?

— Meris Stansbury

33 Stakeholder & Community Relations

A Massachusetts teen’s suicide after repeated bullying has the community asking: Are educators to blame?

— Nora Carr

What´s News

1 Schools brace for further budget cuts

1 Some see conflict in national ed-tech plan

1 Feds to shape the future of assessment

1 Will $99 ‘Moby’ tablet swim or sink?

6 Congress boosts college aid on party-line vote

8 Social studies curriculum spurs Texas-size conflict

10 ‘iGeneration’ requires new approach to teaching

12 Women, minorities need STEM encouragement

13 Public access to school computers raises questions

14 First statewide Digital Learning Library launches

16 Digital access, communication a must for students

18 Could net-neutrality ruling hinder online ed?

18 School webcam spying prompts call for new laws

26 Developers seek to link iPad with education


4 Default Lines — Dennis Pierce

4 Your Turn

6 eSN Online Update

22 Security Checkpoint

29 Best Practices

31 Netwatch

32 Grants & Funding — Deborah Ward

34 Tech Buyer’s Marketplace

36 Prime-Time Product Preview

38 Viewer’s Guide

38 eSchool Partners

Mrs Obama28Health & TechnologyBacked by First Lady Michelle Obama, schools are taking on child obesity. How can technology help?

— Maya T. Prabhu


eSNonComputerResources for this issue

22 Security Checkpoint For more school security news and information, go to


32 Grants & Funding For the latest school funding information, see:


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