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  • Traditional teaching faces a cyberthreat from school model

    Traditional teaching faces a cyberthreat from school model
    There's a new network of K-8 private schools called AltSchool, based in San Francisco and soon expanding to Brooklyn, N.Y., and Palo Alto. From that tiny amount of information — the name, the locations — you can probably guess that AltSchool is trying to modernize education for the digital age. At AltSchool, according to NPR, every student “has a laptop or a tablet, and they spend about 30% of their day on their devices, completing what are called playlists.”
  • Durable goods orders unexpectedly up in April

    Durable goods orders unexpectedly up in April
    Orders for long-lasting durable goods surprisingly rose in April, the third straight monthly increase and a sign that factories will be increasing production after a slow winter, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. New orders were up 0.8% last month...

    City Council to discuss traffic, computers

    The Costa Mesa City Council is not scheduled to address any new or old business during its Tuesday meeting, but its consent calendar includes an Eastside traffic project and buying more than $400,000 worth of employee computers. The traffic project...

    Traffic-mitigation project in motion

    The Costa Mesa City Council unanimously approved an engineering design contract Tuesday night that will look into traffic mitigation measures for East 19th Street. The $93,995 agreement with CivilSource, an Irvine-based civil engineering firm, will...

    With Nokia, Microsoft imitates Apple and Google, but challenges remain

    If there's one clear message Microsoft has sent out with its purchase of Nokia's device business, it's this: We can do anything Apple and Google can. By purchasing Nokia, Microsoft is stepping squarely into the hardware side of the smartphone market,...