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May 21, 2018

Does Limiting Schools' Entrances Make Them Safer?

Gun control advocates panned a Texas official's call to make schools safer by limiting entrances, but architects say such a practice is a common part of comprehensive safety plans.

May 20, 2018

After Santa Fe Shooting, Texas Leaders Push to Arm Teachers

Days after 10 people were shot and killed in a Texas high school, leaders there called for more armed teachers and increased school security measures.

May 04, 2018

Fact Check: Trump Tells NRA He's Approved $2 Billion for School Safety

In a speech to the first national meeting of the NRA since the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., Trump may have misstated how much his administration has secured for school safety efforts.

April 04, 2018

DeVos Meets With Supporters, Critics of Discipline Rules as GAO Says Racial Disparities Persist

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is deciding whether or not to rescind Obama-era guidance on school discipline. Her meetings came as a report by the Government Accountability Office found black students are consistently disciplined at higher rates than their peers.

April 03, 2018

Citing Betsy DeVos's Faith, Christian Group Challenges Her Comments on Race, School Discipline

An open letter from a faith-based education advocacy group challenges Betsy DeVos, a devout Christian, to rethink her statements on race and school discipline.

March 27, 2018

Federal School Safety Research Eliminated to Fund New School Security Measures

Funding for post-Newtown program that funds research into a broad range of school safety issues has been redirected to help pay for a new federal school security bill. Researchers fear that will leave schools without necessary research to guide their security efforts.

March 23, 2018

Parkland Victims' Families Have Pushed for Change. Here's What They've Accomplished.

While Parkland's student activists have received much attention, family members of victims of a school shooting their have successfully pushed for changes at both the state and federal levels.

March 21, 2018

A School Officer Intervenes in a Shooting. And the Debate Turns to 'Good Guy With a Gun'

A school-based sheriff's deputy confronted a student gunman at a Maryland high school Tuesday, fueling debates over school safety and the role of law enforcement in schools.

March 20, 2018

Lawmakers Question Obama-Era Discipline Policy at Hearing on Parkland Shooting

Members of Congress debated a directive to drive down disproportionately high discipline rates for students of color with Republicans questioning whether similar policies in a Florida district allowed the accused Parkland, Fla., shooter to avoid being arrested despite his reportedly frequent discipline issues at school.

March 07, 2018

Parkland-Inspired Bill on Guns, School Safety Heads to Florida Governor's Desk

Florida lawmakers passed a bill that includes restrictions on gun purchases, school safety measures, and a voluntary program to arm school staff. Gov. Rick Scott has not said if he will sign it.

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