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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…

School’s indoor air quality has improved since buses stopped idling outside

Cindy Trahan’s fight began four years ago when her daughter Jessica, a ninth-grader at North Country Union High School in Newport, Vt., collapsed at school, unable to breathe. Trahan got…

Around the Nation

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…