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Get a Clue Online Vocabulary Program

Bigchalk, a leading provider of instructional research tools, has announced the newest version of a premiere online vocabulary program for students in grades five through12. The 2001-2002 school year edition…

Audio Enhancement Utlimate Pal

Students in the back of the room won’t have to strain their ears to hear the teacher with this new classroom microphone system from Audio Enhancement. According to the company,…

Continuing Converage: Terrorism His Home

School systems across the country are reevaluating their safety procedures after anthrax scares have shut down dozens of facilities and forced some school officials into temporary quarantine. So far, no…

Continuing Coverage: Terrorism Hits Home

As schools try to prevent threats of retaliation against Muslim students or those of Middle Eastern origin in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States,…

Tips for dealing with anthrax scares

The U.S. Postal Service has issued the following guidelines for handling suspicious mail in light of the recent anthrax attacks: What constitutes a suspicious letter or parcel? Some typical characteristics…

Authorities watch gand web sites to head off violence

Gang members increasingly are using the internet to discuss crimes in private chat rooms and offer gangbanger wannabes a chance to enlist by posting membership applications online. And law enforcement…

BEST PRACTICES: Pa. Schools find a cure for schoolyard fights

Schoolyard fights have been around as long as children have been going to school. But officials at two elementary schools in the Donegal School District in Lancaster, Pa., think they…

Safe Schools Today – Calendar

November 8-9, New York City. Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence: From Bullies to Bullets. Sponsored by the Center for Social and Emotional Education. Contact: (212) 707-8799 or sel@csee.net. http://www.csee.net/professionals/conferences/bullies 26-28,…

Study faults popular anti-drug efforts in schools

Half of all teen-agers attend a school at which drugs are sold, used, or kept, according to a national organization that fights drug abuse. The National Center on Addiction and…

Survey: After-school programs help curve violence and crime

A new survey from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, an anti-crime organization made up of more than 1,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and victims of violence, shows that 86 percent…