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AccuWeather Inc., of State College, Pa., is the world’s leading authority on weather, including radar images, satellite images, and five-day forecasts for around the world. Visit the AccuWeather web site:…

Readers’ Choice Awards

In our March 2001 issue, we ran the first in a series of “Readers’ Choice Awards” features, designed to help you understand which software vendors and programs your colleagues have…

Ten tips to help you get the most out of the new eRate funding year

The application window to file Form 471 for Year Five of the eRate opened Monday, Nov. 5, at noon EST. The eRate is a federal program that provides discounts to…

Seven cities receive $60 million to transform urban high schools

To help school-reform pioneers in seven cities reinvent the high school experience for more than 140,000 students, Carnegie Corp. of New York and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have…

Schools for a New Society grant winners

• Boston Public Schools and Boston Plan for Excellence in Public Schools, $8 million. Jobs for the Future will provide technical assistance to assist in the change to small schools.…

Special Feature: Where to draw the line

School leaders today find themselves walking a fine line between protecting students from an increasingly violent world and making sure students’ rights aren’t infringed upon in the process. Tough rules…

High school trio nabbed in alleged murder plot

Three New Bedford, Mass., high school students were arrested Nov. 24 for allegedly plotting what police said was a Columbine-like murder spree at their school. Law enforcement officials said their…

School crime drops slightly, study says

Students are feeling safer at school but still feel threatened by weapons, a new government report says. The annual Indicators of School Crime and Safety, released Nov. 7, showed that…

A sample zero-tolerance policy

The following student discipline policy is a sample policy provided only as a reference. If legal advice is required, consult your school district legal counsel. Guidelines for Student Discipline In…

Threat assessment: Levels of risk

Low level of threat: A threat that poses a minimal risk to the victim and public safety. • The threat is vague and indirect. • Information contained within the threat…