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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…

Report: Cyber schools are costing Pennsylvania districts big bucks

In the latest volley in a dispute over who should pay for the education of Pennsylvania students online, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association claims that charter cyber schools have chewed…

Internet allows students to discuss Sept. 11 attacks

Thirteen-year-old Victoria Nunnely leans across her computer at South Carolina’s Mauldin Middle School to talk with her classmate about a question posed online: Should we rebuild the World Trade Center?…

Schools react to Microsoft’s new licensing policy

Software giant Microsoft Corp. is taking some heat for a controversial new licensing program aimed at businesses, school districts, and other large-scale customers. The plan, called Software Assurance, provides a…