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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 — NBC.com and Microsoft are offering an extreme computer makeover for one U.S. school. An online competition tied to NBC.com'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...