Articles: Security


Creating an early college high school can help overcome academic barriers for low-income, minority and at-risk students.


As districts across the country debate the boundaries of social media in the class room, Missouri took an unprecedented step by passing the first statewide law banning teachers from individual communication with their students on social networks.

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To the more than 600 million members of Facebook and the expanding legions of Twitter users, you can add a growing number of schools and districts.

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New Jersey knew it had a bullying problem after a 2009 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the percentage of students bullied in the state was one point higher than the national average.


There is a fine line between making student data available to influence data-driven decisions and still respecting student privacy. For this reason, the U.S.


Among the many challenges facing district leaders, student safety can be particularly difficult as new technologies allow for instant and constant communication.


Online social networking includes much more than Facebook and Twitter. It is any online use of technology to connect people, enable them to collaborate with each other, and form virtual communities, says the Young Adult Library Services Association.


The suicide of the 10th-grader sent shock waves through the middle school, but after a few months, almost all students and staff had moved on.


In 1992, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) released an educational video that described to students the dangers of copying information from floppy disks, called Don't Copy that Floppy.


Most of us are familiar with the damaging consequences of computer viruses such as freezing worms and Trojan horses. Another set of devious hacking forces, however, known as botnets, have caused districts to re-evaluate their online security measures.


When we hear about school shootings, we typically think of them occurring in schools—not at school board meetings. But that was not the case on Dec.


Karl Springer, superintendent of the Oklahoma City Public School District, recently found himself answering tough questions in the heavy glare of the media spotlight. The issue? Student bullying.


Educators, school safety experts and anti-bullying advocates typically agree that bullying is a serious issue. They also agree that anti-bullying strategies should be an integral component of a school's safety plan.


A new informal federal survey has found that for many districts, budget cuts have had a profound effect on school safety and security measures.


Tight budgets are no excuse for failing to be proactive with school safety. In fact, school leaders must be especially committed to prevention and security programs during times when economic woes are increasing stress on kids, their families and school staff.