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January 17, 2017

DeVos Says She Would Support Trump If He Pushes to End Gun-Free School Zones

Pressed in her confirmation hearing, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos called guns in schools a state and local issue. She said she would support President-elect Donald Trump if he moves to end gun-free school zones.

January 13, 2017

Justice Dept. Investigation Flags Use of Force Against Students by Chicago Police

Chicago police used force on students for "non-criminal conduct and minor violations" and failed to set a policy for use of stun guns in schools, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation found.

December 14, 2016

Families of Newtown School Shooting Victims Praise New Mental Health Law

Four years after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., families of the victims are praising a new federal law that is designed to improve access to mental health care.

December 09, 2016

Schools With Police But No School Counselors: A Closer Look

An analysis by the White House Council of Economic Advisers takes a closer look at the 1.6 million students who are enrolled in schools that have on-site law enforcement but no school counselors.

December 08, 2016

School Police Officer Shoots Knife-Wielding Nevada Student, Officials Say

The student was transported to a local hospital, where he remained in critical condition Thursday. The officer, who works for the district-run police department, was placed on paid administrative leave pending an external investigation by the Reno Police Department.

December 02, 2016

School Shootings: Sandy Hook Promise Ad Shares Warning Signs for Gun Violence

The Sandy Hook Promise released a powerful new ad this week with a surprise twist that calls on viewers to look for the early warning signs of gun violence.

November 23, 2016

After Chattanooga School Bus Crash, Officials Renew Push for Seat Belts

A deadly school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tenn., has rekindled a debate on seat belt mandates. Just six states have school bus seat belt requirements. Authorities have not yet concluded whether seat belts would have prevented injuries in the incident.

October 26, 2016

Family of School Shooting Victim Pushes for Armed Guards, Police in Schools

The family of a 6-year-old kindergartner who died after he was shot on the playground of his South Carolina elementary school last month is pushing for a statewide requirement of a police officer or armed guard in every school.

October 20, 2016

States Should Ensure Schools Properly Use Surveillance Technologies, Report Urges

While surveillance technology can have many benefits, including making schools safer and keeping students on task, it can also have unintended consequences in areas like equity and privacy, says a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education.

October 14, 2016

Police: Philadelphia Teen Dies After Altercation With School Staff

A Philadelphia teen with "mental health and medical issues" died at his residential school after a staff member restrained him during an altercation, police said.

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