Virginia's school guards are unarmed. The bill's supporters said providing non-lethal weapons would help protect schools against intruders.
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February 12, 2015
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February 04, 2015
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
Human trafficking is more common and more difficult to identify than many educators may realize, experts say.
January 14, 2015
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December 31, 2014
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December 15, 2014
In this Storify, Education Week reflects on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
December 08, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.
December 01, 2014
The president plans to order agencies to set new training and oversight requirements for federal programs that provide military equipment to local police departments, including some school police.