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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.…

FYI:New resources for school health and safety

“Reducing School Violence” SERVE, the U.S. Regional Educational Laboratory for the Southeast, has made its 84-pagesafe schools publication, “Reducing School Violence,” available in electronic format at the organization’s web site:…

Poll: Two-thirds of Americans say police in schools would quell violence

Posting police officers in hallways would help curb school violence, two out of three adults said in an Associated Press poll taken in late August. But most Americans see dangerous…

Tyvek could send mold spores packing

Tyvek‚ the wrap from which waterproof express-mail packages are made, is being tested by DuPont as an insulation that could help eliminate mold problems in school walls. Excelsior Elementary School,…

Program spells relief for school nurses

A new software solution promises to help chronically overburdened school nurses get a handle on their caseloads, track reimbursable student health services, and even issue bills automatically to Medicaid. The…

A dozen dangers to a healthy school environment

Environment & Human Health Inc. (EHHI), a nonprofit organization made up of doctors, public health professionals, and policy experts, has released a list of 12 areas where schools should take…

All Is Not Rosy With Distance Education, Study Says

A case study undertaken by a pair of Indiana University researchers says more work needs to be done to examine potential shortfalls with online distance learning. The study, based on…