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Teacher caught eyeing porn on school computer suspended without pay

A Holly, Mich., high school teacher who used a school computer to view pornographic images was suspended without pay for one semester. The 22-year veteran of the Oakland County district…

House passes bill to study high-speed connectivity in schools

The nation’s top researchers would provide scientific data regarding the best technology to use in American public schools and libraries, says an amendment by Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., that passed…

Arizona House weakens bill on gun safety

A toned-down bill given tentative approval by the Arizona House of Representatives would require that Arizona’s younger students be reminded at least once a year to leave guns alone. The…

Court: Student Can Keep Controversial Web Site

A Kent, Wash., high school student can continue to publish an alternative, unofficial web site about his school, after a federal judge in Seattle decided on Feb. 23 not to…

North Carolina to adopt comprehensive school violence prevention program

North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt (D) has announced a comprehensive violence prevention program in the state’s public schools that will employ a toll-free student tip line, a web site, and…

By The Numbers

Despite the vastness of the internet, half of all school-based web traffic is spent on just 100 sites, according to a study by N2H2 Inc. of Seattle, maker of the…

Lawmakers try to ease burden of complying with bleacher safety measure

Two southern Minnesota lawmakers say a new state law requiring bleachers to be modified so children won’t fall from them is too much of a financial burden on school districts…

Web Hackers Threaten School Networks

School computer networks are extremely vulnerable to the types of coordinated hacker attacks the brought major web sites to a standstill in mid-February, computer security experts say. Computer consultants say…

Better key control could boost school security

Security in schools has reached critical mass. Whether the issue is theft or, worse yet, a catastrophic tragedy, no superintendent wants to find out the assailant had a key to…

Students try computers for state assessments

Students from the Wellesley, Mass., public schools are taking part in an experiment to see if the state’s students should use laptop computers when they take the open-ended question section…