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Youth Violence

- After reviewing over 600 youth violence prevention programs, the University of Colorado’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence has chosen the 11 best.

Murders at Schools Drop

- School associated homicides account for less than 1 percent of all murders in the same age group.

School Improves Image

- A new digital camera system has helped administrators at one Canadian school identify thieves and vandals while keeping students safe.

Canvassing the Campus

- How universities are addressing risks that range from terrorism to identity theft.

School Crime Did Not Rise in 2005

- A student is 50 times more likely to be murdered away from school, says the Department of Justice.

Many Colleges Not Seeing Clery

- When a LaSalle University female student was allegedly raped by two of the school's basketball players in June, the case grabbed national headlines. But many serious crimes on campus continue to go unnoticed, despite the Clery Act's mandate that colleges and universities that receive federal funds report crime data. That's underscored by data that the nonprofit group Security On Campus (SOC) obtained from the Department of Education (DOE). The data showed that since mid-2002, 123 schools violated the Clery Act.

The Young and the Restive

- The question was recently asked by the World Health Organization to determine the extent to which youth violence is a normal aspect of human development and the extent to which it is influenced by culture. As to how often they got into scrapes with other adolescents, the teenagers from the United States, Ireland, Israel, Portugal, and Sweden had basically the same rates. But the prevalence of school bullying in the five countries varied greatly. SM Online has a summary of the study.

Bullying, Peer Harassment, and Victimization in the Schools: The Next Generation of Prevention.

- This book provides extensive documented detail on who is bullied and how it occurs. The editors validate the perception that bullying is most likely to happen to students making the transition from elementary to middle school and from middle school to high school. They also dispel the perception that the bully is a social misfit; he or she is typically popular. Also explored is how bullying varies by gender, race, and ethnic background. Such detail, as well as an abundance of source material, makes this book very interesting reading.

School security

- A bill (H.R. 4313) introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) would authorize $75 million in grants to be allocated to public schools to establish programs to stop harassment based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, family composition, or economic circumstances.

No Child Left Unsafe

- Find out how the Newark, New Jersey, School District protects students, staff, and visitors at its 82 schools.

Schools Graded on Crisis Preparedness

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Diploma mills

- Yes, there really is a company operating on the Internet as Degrees-R-Us, and GAO auditors purchased bogus degrees from a fictitious university from the company, according to Robert J. Cramer, who testified before the House Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness, Committee on Education and the Workforce. The GAO also set up its own diploma mill and was able to obtain certification from the Department of Education to enroll in the Federal Family Education Loan Program. Finally, GAO auditors determined that some senior-level federal employees have obtained degrees from diploma mills, though specific numbers couldn't be determined.
 




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