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June 29, 2020

How Two School Nurses Are Preparing for School Reopenings

In this first of three videos, two school nurses discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has upended their profession.

June 01, 2020

Which High School Sports Pose the Greatest Risk for Coronavirus Spread?

Football, wrestling and competitive cheer pose a high risk for COVID-19 spread, while swimming and golf are at the low end of the risk scale developed by a national panel.

February 11, 2020

Active Shooter Drills in Schools: Harmful or Helpful? The Debate Rages On

The National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and Everytown for Gun Safety are recommending in a new report that schools stop using active shooter drills that are either unannounced or simulate gun violence.

November 26, 2019

4 Questions for a Student Gun-Reform Activist

Alanna Miller organized her Dallas' high school's national walkout in protest of gun violence after the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Now a college freshman, Miller said the high-profile pressure to change policies on guns and other issues, along with the voting power of youth, is making lawmakers "a little scared."

September 25, 2019

When Teens Are in Violent Relationships, Should Principals Step In?

A survey of high school principals reveals that more than half of school leaders say they have dealt with an incident of teen dating violence recently, but many of them aren't clear what their role should be.

May 08, 2019

Florida Governor Signs Divisive Bill Allowing for Armed Teachers

Florida's governor signed a bill that will allow schools to arm classroom teachers, part of a longer list of school safety changes made after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last year.

April 17, 2019

Fewer Fights and Increased Security: What New Data Say About School Safety

Amid public concerns about school safety fueled by high-profile school shootings, new federal data show reports of student fights, bullying, and other forms of victimization have continued a decades-long trend of decline. At the same time, schools have ramped up security measures, like the use of cameras and restricted entrances.

April 16, 2019

Woman Inspired by Columbine Shooting Makes 'Credible Threat' as Anniversary Nears of 1999 Attack

More than 20 Denver-area schools took precautions Tuesday as the FBI searched for an "armed and extremely dangerous" woman who was inspired by the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School.

April 05, 2019

As States Debate Arming Teachers, Opponents Detail Mishandling of Guns in Schools

As more states consider arming teachers, a gun-control group's analysis found dozens of incidents of guns left accessible to students, misfired, or used inappropriately.

March 14, 2019

Democrats Move to Block Use of Federal Funds to Arm Teachers

A pair of Democratic lawmakers filed resolutions to prohibit the use of federal funds to arm teachers. The move follows months of controversy over whether Title IV dollars can be used for such purposes.

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