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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…

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…

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…

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–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–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–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…