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Schools bridge gap in home computer access

A new federal report shows that in many cases, schools are the only place that underprivileged and minority children can access the internet. What’s more, researchers found that the number…

Foundation for Excellent Schools links schools with necessary resources

The tiny Benson Village School in Vermont, hard-pressed for cash, had lots of ancient computers but no modern ones. Thirty miles away, Middlebury College was upgrading some of its computer…

How to comply with the new filtering law without breaking the bank

With a new law forcing school districts receiving eRate discounts to block access to inappropriate materials on the internet, many school officials are searching for cost-effective ways to bring their…

Poorest schools to receive full eRate funding this year

Schools and libraries qualifying for eRate discounts of 90 percent will receive full funding for their internal connections this year, according to the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the…

Terrorism Hits Home

In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, educators across the country are faced with helping students deal with the tragedy that touched two American…

Schools urged to protect Arab and Muslim students, teach about tolerance

The note said the World Trade Center attacks would be avenged in a massacre of Muslims at a California public high school, with the names of five students listed beneath.…

Help in teaching tolerance

Help in teaching tolerance The Arab-American Anti-Discrim-ination Committee (ADC) has put together information for students and educators to use in discouraging problems before they begin. Educators should take the following…

Adults need to take care, too

Safe Schools Today spoke with Dr. Ted Feinberg, assistant executive director for the National Association of School Psychologists, about helping survivors cope with the Sept. 11 tragedy. The association’s web…

How to explain the attacks to young children

Safe Schools Today spoke with Dr. Ted Feinberg, assistant executive director for the National Association of School Psychologists, about helping survivors cope with the Sept. 11 tragedy. The association’s web…

School safety tips in light of the terrorist attacks

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks, New York City Schools Chancellor Harold O. Levy said he was concerned that evacuation plans and public address systems…