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Filter Installation Without Training Spells Frustration in NYC Schools

The New York City Board of Education is catching some heat over its system-wide internet filtering application after teachers and students complained the program was stymieing legitimate research on the…

Report Documents State Disparities in Student-to-Computer Ratios

California, home of Silicon Valley, has the worst computer-to-student ratio of any state in the nation. In the District of Columbia, in the region handling 65 percent of the world’s…

New software could help administrators recognize warning signs of violence

School administrators who are concerned about tracking and predicting potentially violent behavior in their students soon will have access to a new software program that promises to help do this…

Clinton seeks schools’ aid on uninsured children

In his latest effort to reduce the number of Americans lacking health insurance, President Clinton called on public schools Oct. 12 to play a bigger part in identifying and enrolling…

High school educators screen teens for signs of depression

For a student, it’s in some ways the ideal test: no studying needed; no correct answers; not even a name required. The results, however, could have serious implications for the…

Berkeley aims to dish up pesticide-free lunches

The humble school lunch is about to turn into food for thought under an ambitious plan by the Berkeley, Calif., Unified School District to bring organic fare to cafeteria tables.…

Newslines– Wichita district targets unsafe student drivers

Faced with mounting safety concerns, Wichita, Kansas, school officials are bringing in more armed officers. But these officers won’t be patrolling hallways or lunchrooms. They’ll be out in the parking…

Middle schools get $35 million for drug and safety coordinators

Ninety-seven school districts in 34 states will be able to recruit, hire, and train middle school drug prevention and safety coordinators, thanks to nearly $35 million in grants announced Sept.…

Newslines–Doctor advises review of school records for dioxin effects

A review of Calcasieu Parish, La., school records could tip off researchers as to whether pollution in the area has affected students’ ability to learn, a toxic substance specialist said.…

Houston school buses get ‘black boxes’ to increase safety

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) has rolled out a new program that will equip school buses with data-recording devices similar to the “black boxes” found on airplanes. District officials…