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New report helps schools deal with violence

Following a three-year partnership between the United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Secret Service (USSS), a joint report summarizing their work reveals that incidents of targeted…

Colorado high school takes safety in hand

Handheld computing devices are catching on in thousands of classrooms across the country, as more educational applications have been developed to support learning. Now, an enterprising Colorado high school has…

Students feel safer, more connected to smaller schools

Teen-agers feel safer and more at home in smaller schools with evenhanded discipline policies and teachers who can maintain control, a new study suggests. But students do not necessarily feel…

Study links violence to TV watching

A new study linking increased aggressive behavior to adolescent television watching is adding weight to recommendations that parents strictly limit how much time young people spend in front of the…

$700 million in tech block grants now open to states

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced that states may now apply for their share of the new $700 million educational technology block-grant program. The grant program—called Enhancing Education…

Groups ask Congress to preserve funding for assistive technology

Congress should renew a law that provides funding to help disabled students and adults get access to assistive technologies, according to witnesses who testified before a House Education and Workforce…

Washington governor announces high-tech schools program

Wasington Gov. Gary Locke and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a new program to develop up to six smaller high-tech high schools around the state, and programs…

New bill would give blind students equal access to textbooks

A bill introduced into both the House and the Senate April 24 promises to improve access to textbooks dramatically for students who are blind or have other disabilities that impair…

FTC cracks down on kids’ online privacy violations

Sending a clear message that it intends to enforce a law aimed at protecting children’s privacy online, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined one toy manufacturer because it failed…