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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…

Newslines–Iowa district switches phone service for safety measures

Cedar Falls, Iowa, school officials hope caller identification will help prevent prank calls and bogus bomb threats. After a bogus school-wide bomb threat in early February that disrupted classes, Superintendent…

Newslines–California schools need smoke alarms, lawmaker says

California Assemblyman Ted Lampert has reintroduced a bill in the state legislature that would require California schools to install smoke detectors and automatic fire alarms. State law requires public and…

Internet Filtering Gains In Popularity On Home And School Computers

Cybertimes, May 12, 1999 http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/05/cyber/education/12education.html Two recent surveys point to an increase in the use of Internet filtering software being installed by parents and by schools on computers that children…

Preparing Students For A High-Tech World Should Be Educators’ Top Priority, Say Authors

Technology & Learning, May 1999, p. 27 Despite the hype surrounding the looming Y2K computer bug, the authors of this article assert that the real 21st century crisis we should…

North Dakota senator wants to ban sex offenders from internet

A North Dakota legislator is fighting to keep sex offenders off the internet. State Sen. Aaron Krauter, D-Regent, has introduced a bill that would bar internet service providers in North…

Content Filtering On Internet Search Sites Is Hit-And-Miss Service

Multimedia Schools, May/June 1999, p. 47 http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/may99/carvin.htm In classes where students use search engines to find information on the Internet, many teachers have expressed concern that search engines return material…

School computers may harm posture, study says

According to researchers at Cornell University, children in schools may face the same posture problems as adults in offices because of computer workstation designs–and the haste of school administrators trying…