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Newslines– Violent crime rates down among youth

Despite fears spawned by a series of high-profile school shootings, violent juvenile crime rates dropped last year, continuing a four-year trend, according to a Justice Department study released Nov. 23.…

Newslines– Superintendent resigns amid flap over gun

The superintendent of schools in the Cincinnati suburb of Reading, Ohio, has resigned because of community reaction to his suggestion that it might be a good idea to arm teachers.…

Newslines– Phone tracer links fifth-grader, threats

A fifth-grader was arrested on a felony charge Nov. 16 after he allegedly made bomb threats that disrupted classes at the Simsboro, La., consolidated high school for four hours. The…

Newslines– Student in critical condition following chemistry class fire

A student whose hair and clothes caught fire when a classroom chemistry experiment sparked a flash fire was hospitalized in critical condition over Thanksgiving weekend. Waverly High School junior Christina…

Year Three deadline looms

The window for filing a Year Three eRate application closes on January 19, 2000, at 11:59 p.m. EST. All properly completed applications received by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD)…

Grants: Awards

$18.1 million from the Pennsylvania Department of Education For the state’s new Safe Schools grant program, more than $18 million to nearly 400 Pennsylvania school districts, charter schools, intermediate units,…

Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP)

Contact: National Telecommunications and Information Administration U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Room 4096 Washington, DC 20230 phone: (202) 482-2048 fax: (202) 501-5136 eMail: tiiap@ntia.doc.gov web: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otiahome/tiiap The…

Shop online and raise money for your schools

With the advent of the internet, school bake sales might become a relic of the past. Shopforschool.com is the latest in a fast-growing trend of web sites that aim to…

Grants: Opportunities

January MediaOne COOL grants Broadband services company MediaOne has announced the COOL (Community Outreach and Online Learning) Award for Educators. The program is designed to encourage educators to work as…

Clinton approves $768 million educational technology budget

After months of political wrangling over the $360 billion federal budget, the U.S Department of Education (ED)’s technology-specific programs made it through negotiations relatively unscathed. All pre-existing programs received at…