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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…

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…

Newslines– Student in critical condition following chemistry class fire

A student whose hair and clothes caught fire when a classroom chemistry experiment sparked a flash fire was hospitalized in critical condition over Thanksgiving weekend. Waverly High School junior Christina…

Report: America’s playgrounds earn a C-minus

A new study by the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) rates the safety of playgrounds in 27 states according to criteria such as supervision, age-appropriate design, fall surfacing, and…

‘Bubbleboy’ computer virus threatens Outlook Express users

Computer security experts are warning of a dangerous new eMail virus, one able to destroy information even when users don’t fully open their messages. “Bubbleboy,” apparently nicknamed after an episode…

Newslines– Phone tracer links fifth-grader, threats

A fifth-grader was arrested on a felony charge Nov. 16 after he allegedly made bomb threats that disrupted classes at the Simsboro, La., consolidated high school for four hours. The…