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Instead Of Getting Ready For The Tech Revolution, Schools Are Scaling Back

| Sarah Garland | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

The promise of digital education is still out of reach for most American students. For schools that haven’t yet made technology an integral part ...

Maine's Decade-Old School Laptop Program Wins Qualified Praise

| Ricki Morell | Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report and the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. FREEPORT, Maine — At Freeport Middle ...

Idaho Schools React To $180 Million Laptop Contract

The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho | Julie Wootton | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education

TWIN FALLS -- For Twin Falls High School biology teacher BJ Price, using mobile devices in the classroom isn't anything new. His students use their o...

Student Pees On MacBooks, Costs School $36,000

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.01.2012 | Education

An 11-year-old male student at Upper Allen Elementary School in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is facing serious consequences after he urinated on the school's M...

A Weapon of Distraction and Numbness: Fighting Computers in Classrooms

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Ami Fields-Meyer

Few of us have a strong-willed desire not to learn. The problem? The modern classroom -- an environment that requires us to be present -- is simply no longer conducive to being present.

As Some Schools Plunge Into Technology, Poor Schools Are Left Behind

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. CHICAGO -- On a recent Friday morning, 15-year-old Jerod Franklin stared at his hands as h...

District Sued For Using Webcams To Spy On Students

AP | Posted 12.09.2011 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- A suburban Philadelphia school district that paid more than $600,000 to settle allegations it used laptop webcams to spy on students i...

A Case For Why Social Media Belongs In The Classroom

| Jason Falls | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Social Media Explorer CEO Jason Falls writes. He is also a member of th...

Steve Jobs: Student, Teacher And Leader In Revolutionizing Education And Technology

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 12.06.2011 | Education

In a time of educational debate and shuffling nationwide, a college dropout, businessman and paragon of technological innovation emerged as an inadver...

Teens In Sext Ring Used School Computers, Police Say

AP | By LISA RATHKE | Posted 10.18.2011 | Education

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Nearly two dozen Vermont teenagers were involved in a sexting ring in which two of them used school-issued computers to access inde...

'My School Pride' Lets Schools Compete For New Computers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES — and Microsoft are offering an extreme computer makeover for one U.S. school. An online competition tied to's "My ...

Per Scholas, Nonprofit, Recycles Old Computers To Give Low Income Students A New Chance To Learn

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

New York-based nonprofit Per Scholas refurbishes used computers and donates them to low income middle school students -- an entire school at a time. T...