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Los Angeles school board looks at laptops after troubled iPad rollout

The Los Angeles school board, in the middle of a troubled US$1bil (RM3.19bil) plan to equip each student with an iPad, has voted to try laptops at some high schools before deciding whether to give all its 650,000 pupils a tablet.


He skipped college, went to this Miami coding school — and got a US$8,000 raise

Calvin Simms always wanted to be a designer. When a friend told him that Miami coding school Wyncode was launching a digital user experience (UX) design programme, he jumped.


How Zuckerberg and Chan’s new private school mixes healthcare and education

Toothaches or asthma can cloud the minds of children who are eager to learn, but a new private school started by Dr Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, might be just what the doctor ordered.


Students use cellphones in school to text, bully, plan fights, and sometimes learn

Once banned by most US school districts, cellphones now are as much a part of the class day for many students as No 2 lead pencils were for their parents.


Google is turning some US school buses into rolling study halls

Thanks to an initiative from Google, some North Carolina students are receiving homework help from an unlikely source – their school buses.


Robot ‘double’ allows sick US students to attend school, see friends

During her sixth-grade social-studies class at Octorara Intermediate School in Atglen, Chester County, Jilly DeStephano acted like any 12-year-old – lost in chatter with her good friends Melanie and Katie.


Tech job openings spark interest in US high school computer science courses

With two years left at Rockhurst High School, sophomore Tanner Helton is building websites for pay, and his Advanced Placement computer science class is starting an “Internet of Things” project.


Chinese school principal sacked over secret campus cryptocurrency scam

Official taps into school electricity supply and Internet to run power-hungry digital mining operation.


Simple rules for kids taking cellphones to school

Whether your kid is heading to school toting a brand-new device or is already a cellphone pro, you want everyone on the same page about the dos and don'ts. You can keep an eye on kids at home (kind of), but at school, they're on their own.


Girl questioned over Yik Yak threat that closed California school

Police in Southern California have questioned a girl in connection with at least one threatening post made on social media application Yik Yak that led to a two-day closure of a high school in an affluent oceanside community, officials said.