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August 18, 2016

Scores of Louisiana Schools Remain Closed After Severe Flooding

Due to the flooding, roughly 30 parishes in southern Louisiana shut downs schools just as classes for the 2016-17 academic year were beginning.

May 18, 2016

L.A. Unified Schools to Pay $88 Million to Settle Teacher Sex-Abuse Lawsuits

The lawsuits alleged that the school district didn't take seriously the initial complaints of teachers' misbehavior.

March 03, 2016

Feds Investigate Alleged Civil Rights Violations at Nation's Oldest Public School

In January, two black students launched a social media campaign to bring attention to their complaints of racism at Boston Latin School, which they said were ignored by administrators.

June 18, 2015

School Districts Partner to Bring Swim Lessons to Students

National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.

January 06, 2015

Calif. District Sues the City in Connection to School Shooting

The Taft Union High School District says the city of Taft had a contract with the district to provide a school resource officer. There was no officer on duty when one student shot another on Jan. 10, 2013.

August 28, 2014

Newark Launches 'Safe Passages' Transportation Program for Students

The transportation plan includes a shuttle bus service for some students and maps showing safe walking routes.

May 21, 2014

Justice Department Offers Grants to Fund and Study School Safety Programs

Eligible education and research organizations can apply for federal grants to implement and study school safety programs.

October 02, 2013

Calif. Districts Improve Services for Poor Students, Report Finds

Nearly a decade after the state settled a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of poor children, conditions in some of California's most disadvantaged schools have significantly improved.

June 19, 2013

White House Guidelines: Don't Arm Teachers

Yesterday, the Obama administration released the comprehensive emergency guidelines for school districts it had first promised after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

June 18, 2013

White House Issues New School Safety Guidelines

from Rules for Engagement blogger Nirvi Shah The Obama administration today released comprehensive emergency guidelines for school districts (as well as some others customized to the needs of colleges and universities and houses of worship) that are meant to help school emergency planners create ne...

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