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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…

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…