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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…

Study: Most Teachers Feel

A new study by Market Data Retrieval finds that a majority of the more than 1,500 teachers surveyed feel they are not well prepared to use technology in their classrooms.…

Newslines–Anti-Defamation League helps kids avoid online hate

In an effort to protect children from online messages of hate, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is providing a list of guidelines for parents. In “A Parent’s Guide to Hate on…

Newslines–Video games banned from Miami school computers

Prodded by an attorney, Miami-Dade County Schools has banned the use of video games on school computers. “Use of school board computers to play games of any sort, especially such…

Newslines–School board may post floor plans for public safety officials

The Shelby County, Tennessee, school board is considering whether to post school floor plans to the district’s web site to give police, fire, and rescue officials quick access to building…

Newslines–Columbine investigators probing school eMail, computer files

Investigators of the Columbine High School shooting case in Littleton, Colo., are scanning eMail messages and computer files of students who knew gunmen Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold to determine…

Newslines–School yanks web site over privacy concerns

Officials at a South Florida elementary school temporarily took the school’s web site off-line after a parent objected to the posting of student projects on the site. A teacher at…