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Colorado principal defends use of drug dogs The principal of Colorado’s Longmont High School is defending a plan to use dogs to sniff out drugs in student lockers and cars.…

Computer-based drug prevention program is free to Midwest educators

A new computer-based drug prevention program designed to help teachers show fifth- and sixth-graders how to resist methamphetamine was shown in action Nov. 2 at Callanan Middle School in Des…

Every Child Learning: Safe and Supportive Schools

Every Child Learning: Safe and Supportive Schools The Learning First Alliance, a partnership of 12 education organizations representing parents, teachers, principals, administrators, local and state boards of education, and colleges…

High Court ponders online porn law

Struggling to find a balance between protecting children from online smut and preserving free speech, the Supreme Court on Nov. 28 questioned whether a sweeping national standard could rule the…

Parents want gag on TV news in classroom after Sept. 11

In wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, school boards across the nation are re-examining their policies about showing live television coverage in the classroom. In Ashland, N.H., parents went…

District’s audio surveillance results in class-action claim

In a case that could have broad repercussions for schools that use video cameras to monitor student activities, a former Berks County, Pa., student has sued her former school district,…

Anthrax scares prompt colleges to seek online applications

In the wake of anthrax-related scares that have delayed mail shipments across the country, some colleges are urging high school seniors to apply online to meet application deadlines. Bowdoin College,…

Some schools revisit cell-phone bans after 9-11

Research and anecdotal evidence suggest some schools, in the wake of the terrorist attacks just over two months ago, are reexamining their attitudes towards students using cell phones. The following…

Pending HP/Compaq deal draws family fire

The pending acquisition of Compaq Computer by Hewlett-Packard (HP) will go forward as announced, company representatives have assured eSchool News. They expect the deal to be completed by early spring.…

District suspends laptop plans after parents voice objections

In a case that demonstrates the demand for equitable computer access in public schools, a program asking parents at a Palo Alto, Calif., middle school to buy $2,000 laptops for…