A study finds that technology alone doesn't improve test scores -- you have to know what to do with it.
Intergraph, CyberMatrix Corp., IBM, Silent Witness
Panasonic, Crime Analysis Associates, LaCie, Sharp Electronics
Kansas has developed a program thats helping the state become more flexible in its employment practices and more attractive to difficult-to-retain IT workers. Now other states are beginning to follow its lead.
The Ohio Department of Education turned a legislative mandate to get tough on school assessment and accountability into an opportunity to develop a high-tech learning tool.
HarlemLive gives inner-city youth a worldwide voice online while teaching them valuable technology skills.
As more companies delve into the online education world, will it eventually become strictly the domain of the private sector?
Cisco and MCI donated equipment that's helping the University of Virginia launch a national pilot project designed to teach students about Internet technology.
The National Archives and Records Administration's Digital Classroom project is bringing history to life.
A Web-based program at Stanford University motivates students while teaching them real-world business concepts.
Career-guidance software lets teachers steer students toward appropriate jobs, while encouraging kids to focus their goals.
The new 21st Century Teachers Network has an approach to technology-related professional development that may be the wave of the future.
Tech Corps is enlisting IT professionals to help educators nationwide learn to use technology effectively in their schools.
Gettysburg College has developed a unique database, the first to allow students and their parents access to an enormous amount of campus data.
Online admissions processes are gaining acceptance at colleges around the nation. While the benefits to the schools are indisputable, are students really willing to put their lives online?
Using the fictitious nation of Ruritania, two University of Dayton professors are teaching political science students about the realities of government.
Though the Western Governors' University and other virtual universities are garnering some protests from traditional campuses, the future of distance learning looks bright.
In reaching a settlement with TRW, the California Department of Corrections demonstrated how the state's tough, new procurement reforms are working when it comes to risky IT projects.
A round-up of information technology news and events from each of the 50 states.
Florida and Oregon have launched ambitious efforts to train state employees using the World Wide Web.
Two political-science professors at the University of California, Davis, push their students to learn valuable computer skills.
Washington's legislators took a unique stand on educational technology by mandating the creation of what became the largest educational network in the United States to date.
Despite a depleted school budget, vision and determination get Orange County schools hooked up to technology.
When California turned down an invitation to join the Western Governors' University, many people wondered if it was the right move.
The California Integrated Waste Management Board is using a combination of technologies to foster a powerful internal IT environment.
A 50-state roundup of information technology news and events.
Linking five public safety agencies is expected to improve Colorado's ability to share information and reduce redundancy.
Education Commission of the States
GTC, Mentoring and America's Future
IT Expo demonstrates the best of California's systems.
Connecticut's Department of Social Services
A new technique in law enforcement -- called forensic computer science -- helps put a murderer behind bars.
A school bus wrecks in heavy fog. A medflight helicopter is unable to locate the site or a suitable place for a landing. Just as it is about to turn back, an Oklahoma state trooper has an idea ...
A new system that employs technology similar to that used to determine the strength and epicenter of earthquakes is being tested for its ability to reduce random gunfire in Redwood City, Calif.
Oklahoma state workers knew e-mail, but unfortunately, nobody knew the same version. A new system allows them to connect without giving up familiar ways.
Tarrant County and the city of Fort Worth, Texas, worked together to develop a system that will track child immunizations and identify at-risk children.
California and a private-sector partner are working together to expedite drunk driving arrests.
The Electronic Parent Locator Network is a state cooperative system that allows child support workers to track child support evaders across state lines.
Suffering from isolation and a low standard of living, a small community in New Mexico discovered new opportunities through a community network.
A Texas police department developed an information system that helps put gangsters behind bars.
Building your own network is a complicated process. Understanding other communities' experiences may help you determine whether or not a community network is right for you.
A non-profit organization is working to improve the future economic viability and quality of life in Silicon Valley.
With its Education First initiative, Pacific Bell is giving public schools, libraries and community colleges the chance to join the information highway and take advantage of it any way they choose.
Service Ontario kiosks are just one example of how Ontario is planning to improve service to the citizen in the future.
In Meadville, Penn., citizens didn't let a lack of money and other resources keep them from becoming part of the Information Age.
Technology and Trash Team Up
GTC will showcase Texas-One, a comprehensive new online system to provide one-stop shopping for government and business-related information.