March 2005 Archives

In the wake of violent events such as those at Red Lake and Columbine, differing approaches emerge as to how schools should deal with the aftermath and prevent violent acts in schools in the future.


According to a report released by Duke University researchers, differences in the well-being of boys and girls as tracked over the past two decades are minimal.


Experts are seeing an increasing trend to devote more class time and instruction to reading and math, as well as other core subjects deemed crucial by state and federal mandates. As a result, subjects such as social studies and civic education are experiencing a decrease in curriculum resources.


Many school districts are turning to global-positioning-satellite and radio-frequency tracking systems to follow the movements of their buses. But while the systems have strong boosters, the potential abuses of such technologies—especially when they are used to monitor individual students—are raising serious concerns.


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