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Dressed to kill: Do clothes make the child?

At the five Watson Chapel schools in Pine Bluff, Ark., junior high students are a sea of burgundy, green, and white. The elementary school kids can wear blue. Parents like…

Study: U.S. workers support government funding for computer literacy programs in high schools

American workers want the federal government to support computer literacy programs in high schools to minimize the so-called “digital divide” between those who have access to computers and the internet…

Conflicting studies assess how internet affects kids

What is the actual effect of prolonged internet use on children? Several recent studies have tried to address this very issue, with both complementary and conflicting results. Two studies examined…

How to avoid creating a data minefield

State education departments collect mountains of data from their school districts to prepare federal reports, a tedious and cumbersome task regardless of the number of districts. To facilitate the process,…

Michigan House passes locker search bill

School administrators in Michigan who conduct random locker searches would be backed by state law under a bill that passed the House of Representatives Feb. 3. The legislation says students…

Benton Foundation report: eRate is a success for schools

The eRate appears to be working, according to the first-ever study of the federal program that helps connect schools and libraries to the internet. The study, called “The eRate in…

County pulls voting booths out of schools, citing safety concerns

A county in southwestern Colorado is moving polling places out of public schools, in part because of safety concerns since the Columbine High School massacre. Officials in Montezuma County worried…

Study shows nearly all schools now connected to the internet

Nearly every public school in America now has access to the internet, according to a study released Feb. 16 by the U.S. Education Department’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).…

Newslines– New Mexico looks at safe ways to control pests

The New Mexico Department of Education wants schools to be more environmentally friendly in getting rid of pesky pests. The department is proposing regulations that would require schools to apply…

Study: eRate Will Only Pay Off with More Teacher Training

The eRate program, started in 1996, has helped propel more than a million classrooms and more than 10,000 libraries into cyberspace. But as the author points out, the technological world…