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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Media follow up to Virginia fire
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 08:51:41 -0500
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There are two follow up stories of note about the Virginia school fire:

School system bans open-flame science experiments after accident
This story includes the district‰??s follow up steps, the ruling that the fire was accidental and reaction to the ban from NSTA, including a claim that "there‰??s a growing expectation that college-bound students, particularly those who want to study science, have experience handling open flames in laboratories."

Va. high school chemistry lab fire raises safety concerns about 'rainbow experiment'
This one discusses Calais Weber's ongoing efforts around this issue since the fire she was involved in 2006

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