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Most schools are safe places. But pockets of violence continue to cast a dark shadow over some buildings. So far this school year, as of mid-March, 40 people died in school-associated deaths, exceeding the number of school deaths for the past two years combined.

04/2004

Columbine. The word once brought visions of a beautiful white and lavender flower. Now it is synonymous with tragedy and cold-blooded killing.

Each year, thousands of immigrant students stream into schools across the country, barely knowing enough English to patch a sentence together. But within months, many of these students are faced with the challenge of taking a district or state standardized test.

Educators Find Little to Like in Bush Budget

President George W. Bush says increased funding for education is among the highlights of his proposed budget for fiscal year 2005. But educators aren't buying it.

Paige's Slip of Tongue Leaves Bad Taste

When U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige called the National Education Association a "terrorist organization" in late February, it prompted the NEA leader to ask for Paige's resignation.

Q&A with Beth McGrath: Real-Time Math and Science

Q:What forces are working for and against K-12 technology integration in math and science?

When an unsuspecting Chicago-area teacher recently got a surprise call from a merchant in New York about an online purchase he had never made, he discovered someone else was using his credit card number.

Last month's column featured my hardware and R&D related recommendations for the National Educational Technology Plan. Here are some additional recommendations for imaginative school leaders and members of President Nader's cabinet.

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