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June 17, 2020

AFT Calls on Schools to Handle Security and Safety Without Police

A resolution adopted by the American Federation of Teachers states that the "necessary function of school safety should be separated from policing and police forces."

June 08, 2020

What Democrats' Policing Bill Says About School Resource Officers

The Justice in Policing Act of 2020, which Democrats unveiled Monday, would require the development of new standards for school resource officers and juvenile justice.

June 01, 2020

Senator Aims to End Military Equipment Program Used by School Police

School police have acquired powerful rifles, mine-resistant vehicles, and grenade launchers through a federal program that provides military equipment to local law enforcement.

October 23, 2019

Senator's Anti-Violence Bill Backs Active-Shooter Training, School Internet Monitoring

A Republican U.S. senator has introduced legislation to address mass violence that address how schools use the internet and active-shooter drills, among other issues.

September 23, 2019

Will New Federal Data Quantify Teachers' Sexual Misconduct? This Researcher Is Skeptical

Teachers' sexual assault of students often pops up in headlines, but it's prevalence is difficult to measure. A professor who's studied educator misconduct for decades is skeptical that proposed new federal data collection will help.

August 23, 2019

Address Racism and Gun Violence Without Stigmatizing Kids, Groups Urge Key Senator

In a letter to a key U.S. senator, the organizations say that trying to address mass violence by focusing on mental health issues fails to get at the root causes of mass shootings.

July 25, 2019

Federal Officials Plan School Safety Clearinghouse After Push From Parkland Parents

Federal agencies this fall aim to bring together "best practices" for schools seeking to prevent and deter violence. First, they have to seek agreement in an expansive and divided field of experts and educators.

July 23, 2019

Bring Back Anti-Discrimination Guidance on School Discipline, Commission Urges

But the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was not unanimous in its support of the findings that students of color were not more likely to commit discipline-worthy offenses.

June 23, 2019

Your Guide to Education in the Democratic Debate: Charter Schools, Teacher Pay, and Betsy DeVos

On the campaign trail, Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination have tackled issues like lunch shaming, school funding, and gun violence. What issues are most likely to surface in the first debate?

June 17, 2019

Congressman Who Sought to Scrap Education Dept. Wants End to Gun-Free School Zones Act

The Gun-Free School Zones Act was championed by 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden, but a Kentucky Republican says it too often leaves children vulnerable.

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