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Newslines– Washington governor seeks $5.2 million for school security guards

In a legislative season that will be marked by budget cuts, Washington Gov. Gary Locke’s first budget proposal is a request to spend an extra $5.2 million on school safety.…

School ‘gun raffles’ baffle safety experts

At Hobgood Academy in rural Halifax County, N.C., school officials expect to net about $23,000 instead of the hoped-for $4,000 from a week-long gun raffle held Dec. 6-10. The event…

States struggle to define technology standards:

Forty out of 50 states lack a technology component in their high school graduation requirements, according to a report issued by the Milken Exchange on Education Technology last August. With…

Newslines– South Carolina committee recommends more police, nurses, and a statewide crisis plan

South Carolina’s first priorities in combatting school violence should be prevention and involving parents and community leaders, according to a task force studying school violence. “Teachers aren’t equipped to be…

40 steps to a safer laboratory

The Laboratory Safety Workshop offers these 40 suggestions for improving laboratory safety: Steps requiring minimal expense 1. Have a written health, safety, and environmental affairs (HS&E) policy statement. 2. Organize…

Teens Seek Human Guidance, Not Computers in Science Education

When it comes to their science education, teens rate parental involvement as more important to generating their interest than educators or technology-related equipment and courses. This is a key finding…

By The Numbers:

Back in November, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) issued the results of its latest study on “Internet Access in Public and Private Schools.” The fed’s most recent assessment…

Group suggests better safety in lab sciences

As a Lansing, Mich., student returned home from the hospital after being treated for severe burns she received in a high school chemistry experiment, a national group trying to make…

Technology Is Rapidly Transforming Public Education

Technology is changing the ways that students can be taught so rapidly that within a decade, the entire American public education system will be transformed, says Joseph J. Cirasuolo, president…

Colorado launches statewide school safety plan

A new $1 million program to make Colorado schools safer was introduced Dec. 14, its aim to prevent further tragedies like the massacre at Columbine High School last spring. The…