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Los Angeles Unified School District abandons toxic site

The Los Angeles Unified School District board voted 5-2 to abandon a toxic site where the nation’s costliest high school was under construction. Interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines had asked board…

Study: Pesticide risks for school children unknown

Far too little is known about the health risks facing children from exposure to pesticides in school, a congressional study concludes, prompting a call for the Environmental Protection Agency to…

Ten proven violence prevention programs

A recent survey by the Boulder, Colorado-based Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) revealed that 80 percent of programs designed to prevent youth violence have never been…

School district employees placed on leave for passing vulgar photographs by eMail

Twelve employees of the Berkeley County School District in Charleston, S.C., were placed on administrative leave with pay for passing vulgar and sexually-oriented photographs through the district’s eMail system, a…

Former employee charged with school district hacking

A former school district worker who quit after being passed over for a promotion was charged with hacking into his old employer’s computer system. Randall Chua Antonio, 32, was charged…

Nebraska board approves school safety plan

The Nebraska Board of Education unanimously approved a school safety plan Jan. 7 that calls for independent analysis of safety at Nebraska schools. Most of the 10 people testifying at…

Commission begins study of internet’s role in education

A task force appointed by the federal government to study how the internet can change education for the better held its first public hearing in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 2.…

Alabama legislature to consider school security cameras

School safety will be a prominent issue in the Alabama legislative session beginning Feb. 1, with lawmakers deciding whether to purchase security cameras for hallways and enact tougher penalties for…

Report gauges pluses and minuses of online learning

A report on the findings of a year-long study released in January by a group of professors at the University of Illinois highlights the promise and pitfalls of online teaching…

Tobacco money to support bathroom monitors in Massachusetts schools

No more smoking in the boys’ rooms in several Massachusetts communities. Under a trial program expected to begin this fall, some local schools would post monitors to look for students…