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May 15, 2014

After Newtown, Readers Surfed Sites That Strengthened Existing Gun Views

Researchers studied Web views before and after the school shootings to see how people explore polarizing issues.

June 04, 2013

How Would the New NCLB Reauthorization Bill Affect School Climate?

The new Democratic bill, though facing political difficulties, would mark a big step forward for collecting data on school climate.

May 17, 2013

U.S. House Offers Not-So-Fresh Version of Fruit and Vegetable Program

The House version of the farm bill strips the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program of its main feature: freshness.

May 06, 2013

Bipartisan Bill Would Pay for School Kitchen Upgrades, Equipment

The proposal would provide loans to buy new equipment, give schools grants for small projects and equipment, and improve training and technical assistance for cafeteria workers.

May 01, 2013

Don't Say 'Reformer'

Education reform group StudentsFirst has apologized for calling a Tennessee lawmaker who sponsored anti-gay legislation one of its reformers of the year.

May 01, 2013

Will Shift on Morning-After Pill Increase Availability in Schools?

Could one form of emergency contraception become more widely available at schools now that the FDA has eliminated the need for a prescription for girls 15 and older?

April 26, 2013

Since Newtown, State Lawmakers Push School Safety Bills

After the devastating school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December, state lawmakers around the country have proposed hundreds of ways to improve school security.

April 24, 2013

Newtown, Conn., Rejects Tax Hike to Put Police in Schools

The budget increase would have provided nearly $1 million to hire additional police officers who would have been stationed at each of the district's seven schools.

April 24, 2013

Gun Injuries in Children Need More Study, Better Prevention

While public health research has helped reduce deaths from car crashes and drowning, a ban on federal funding for firearms research has crippled the investigation of gun violence and how to best prevent it.

April 15, 2013

Groups Weigh in on Proposed School Snack, Vending Rules

The USDA received thousands of comments on its proposed regulations for foods and drinks sold in vending machines, school stores, and a la carte lunch lines.

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