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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…

Smaller schools are safer, study says

Size does matter when it comes to the quest for better student performance, according to a new national report that studied the advances of 22 small schools. School systems will…

Kansas: High school memorials taken down under district’s safety policy

Officials at Russell High School in Russell, Kan., have cited safety concerns as the reason they removed memorials to 14 students and former students who have died. But the move…

Washington: Paint, glue fumes, aggravated by heat, made school children ill

Paint fumes, heat, humidity, and lack of fresh airflow were factors in the bad air that sent 16 students and a teacher in Washougal, Wash., to the hospital, a health…

DA probes school district’s eMail deletion

In a case that raises questions about how long school districts must keep electronic records to avoid litigation, a Madison, Wis., district attorney is investigating whether the local school district’s…

SLD: Not all schools must comply with CIPA’s Oct. 27 deadline

If you still haven’t received a funding letter for Year Four of the eRate, don’t panic—the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Co. said it has…

PC makers’ incentives could benefit schools

With the slumping U.S. economy having slowed computer sales, some PC manufacturers are launching innovative marketing campaigns to help persuade shoppers to buy new machines. Some analysts say now is…