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September 13, 2018

Education Groups Tell Congress: Prohibit Federal Money From Being Used to Arm Teachers

A letter from the national teachers' unions, groups representing school principals, the National PTA, and others want it made crystal clear that money from Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act can't be used to arm school staff.

September 07, 2018

Democrats Seek Ban on Funding for Guns at Schools Through Spending Bill

Democrats are using just about every tool they can think of to try to stop Every Student Succeeds Act money from being used by schools to purchase firearms.

September 07, 2018

Should Federal Money Pay for Guns in Schools? Senator Demands Hearing With DeVos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has said she will take no position on schools that seek to use Every Student Succeeds Act money for firearms, but Democrats continue to decry the idea.

September 04, 2018

A Parkland Victim's Dad Tried to Meet Brett Kavanaugh But Made Waves Instead

Fred Guttenberg, a gun control advocate and the father of a student slain at a Florida high school, shook up Brett Kavanaugh's Senate hearing when he tried to shake the Supreme Court nominee's hand.

September 04, 2018

Will States Allow Districts to Arm Educators Using Federal Funds?

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her team have said local districts have the flexibility to arm educators using federal funds. But how many will take advantage of that leeway?

August 31, 2018

DeVos Has 'No Intention of Taking Any Action' on Issue of Schools Buying Guns

DeVos said Friday that she has "no intention" of taking any action or position when it comes to whether schools can use federal funds under the Every Student Succeeds Act to purchase firearms for teachers or teachers.

August 31, 2018

Top Trump Education Official: Schools Can Use Federal Money to Arm Educators

Schools that want to arm teachers will be allowed to use federal funding under the Every Student Succeeds Act to do so, Frank Brogan, the assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, told the Associated Press.

August 28, 2018

Arming School Staff Is 'Incredibly Dangerous,' Advocates Tell School Safety Commission

In Alabama, educators, experts, and community members urged the Federal School Safety Commission not to arm teachers.

August 28, 2018

Don't Let Schools Spend Federal Money on Guns, Democrats Urge Betsy DeVos

Democrats told Betsy DeVos that a grant under the Every Student Succeeds Act was passed by Congress to help pay for education technology and efforts to improve school climate, not guns.

August 26, 2018

State Attorneys General Tell Betsy DeVos: Keep Obama School Discipline Guidance

DeVos has been weighing whether to rescind the guidance, which has proven to be one of the most controversial initiatives from Obama's education policy team.

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