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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,…

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…

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…