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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…

Methods of Computer Use Vary Across the Country

With about 90 percent of public schools now wired for internet access, the question of whether educators can use technology in the classroom has been decided. Author Lisa Guernsey explores…

Principals and Police use internet to track troubled teens

In the town of Normal, Ill., school administrators and local law enforcement officials are taking steps to ensure that events here live up to the community’s name. To prevent the…

Educators wonder: Is school violence triggering an exodus of students from our public schools?

There was only one reason Karen Ankerstar moved her family from Colorado to Florida three years ago and eventually enrolled her 15-year-old son in a private high school in Sarasota.…

Teen arrested for internet threat of Columbine student

An internet threat that shut down Columbine High School for two days led the FBI far from Colorado to a Florida teen-ager. Michael Ian Campbell, 18, was charged on Dec.…

Support for ‘zero tolerance’ wavers

Amid growing criticism from civil-rights activists and parents, some schools are reexamining their zero tolerance discipline policies—especially when it comes to everyday student problems. Using a zero-tolerance approach is particularly…

Teacher fired for inappropriate material on computer

A Minneapolis teacher was fired after school officials found a sexually explicit picture stored on his classroom computer, district officials said. The 29-year-old man taught at Riverwest School, a public…

Newslines– Violent crime rates down among youth

Despite fears spawned by a series of high-profile school shootings, violent juvenile crime rates dropped last year, continuing a four-year trend, according to a Justice Department study released Nov. 23.…

Safety tips every teacher should know

Here are safety tips that some school safety consultants believe teachers should know before they step into a classroom: • Don’t lock classroom doors. If the door is open, other…

In new school buildings, safety starts with design

The new school’s hallways were empty, save for a quiet custodian wiping tiny black scuff marks from the floor. There were no lockers slamming, no high-pitched giggles, no groups of…