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Bush plan would shield educators from discipline-based lawsuits

Bush plan would shield educators from discipline- based lawsuits Allowing teachers to reasonably enforce discipline and providing more character education for students would improve safety at America’s schools, Texas Gov.…

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…

Mass. educators undergo a sobering training session on explosives

Some Massachusetts educators had new subjects to discuss this school year. And they weren’t talking only about academics. They were discussing blast waves and incendiary devices, courtesy of a forum…

Book Helps Schools Understand the Legal Issues Regarding Technology Use

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has published “Legal Issues & Education Technology: A School Leader’s Guide.” The guidebook, a joint effort between the NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys and…

Los Angeles schools approve use of low-risk herbicide

Seeking to control a campus weed problem without using potentially harmful chemicals, Los Angeles Unified School District officials have voted to allow use of a low-grade herbicide while continuing to…

Houston Schools Equip Buses With ‘Black Boxes’ to Cut Costs and Increase Student Safety

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) has rolled out a new program that will equip school buses with data-recording devices not much unlike the “black boxes” found on airplanes. District…

Ohio lawmaker says state should pay for school bus sensors

The death of an Ohio boy who was run over by a school bus in September is just the latest example of why the state should require electronic sensors on…

Maryland district mulls NRA curriculum proposal

School officials in Carroll County, Md., are considering whether to teach students gun safety under a program sponsored by the National Rifle Association. NRA officials have presented ideas on how…

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:…