In a school where three computer terminals supply internet access to 750 students and only five telephone lines connect the staff to outside resources, communication poses a daily challenge. Thanks to a federal project called "Safe Schools," however, officials at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C., are using cellular phones to strengthen their links to the community while improving student safety.

Bell is one of 650 schools nationwide participating in the Safe Schools program sponsored by AT&T Wireless and Ericsson Mobile Phones. Under the program, participating schools receive wireless service and two cellular phones

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