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April 14, 2015

School Violence: Colorado Debates If Schools Should Be Held Liable For Attacks

Should schools be held liable for violent attacks? A proposal in Colorado is sparking debates about risk assessment, spending priorities, and safety efforts.

March 19, 2015

Student Suspension Rates Drop in Chicago Schools, Study Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

March 12, 2015

Lawmakers Push to Include Educator Background Checks in Trafficking Bill

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the amendment offered by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., would bolster the U.S. Department of Education's role as "a National School Board."

March 05, 2015

Ferguson School Police Too Heavy-Handed With Students, Justice Department Says

Two Ferguson school resource officers rely heavily on arrests and are overly involved in routine disciplinary matters, the U.S. Department of Justice found in an investigation of the city's police department.

March 02, 2015

Community Policing Task Force Has Recommendations for Schools, Too

A post-Ferguson policing task force created by President Obama released recommendations Monday, including many that apply to school discipline and how law enforcement officers relate to students.

February 20, 2015

Virginia Lawmakers Vote Down Use of Pepper Spray, Stun Guns by School Guards

Virginia's school guards are unarmed. The bill's supporters said providing non-lethal weapons would help protect schools against intruders.

February 17, 2015

Va. Bill Would Equip Unarmed School Guards With Pepper Spray, Stun Guns

Critics are concerned the weapons would be used on students.

February 12, 2015

Sandy Hook Panel: Schools Must Address Mental Health, Social, Emotional Issues

Included in the final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission are calls for social-emotional learning, threat assessment, and mental health services in schools.

February 04, 2015

More School Police Wear Body Cameras to Track Interactions With Students

A small but growing number of school police are wearing body cameras to help address student civil rights concerns and to increase transparency about their actions.

January 28, 2015

Guide Shows Educators How to Recognize, Prevent Child Trafficking

Human trafficking is more common and more difficult to identify than many educators may realize, experts say.

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