While public health research has helped reduce deaths from car crashes and drowning, a ban on federal funding for firearms research has crippled the investigation of gun violence and how to best prevent it.
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April 24, 2013
April 23, 2013
A school district's use of a "timeout room" did not violate the constitutional rights of a student with developmental disabilities, a federal appeals court has ruled.
April 18, 2013
The U.S. Senate may discuss a proposal that addresses, to an extent, school-based mental health care services.
April 12, 2013
The Obama administration has said it will share more complete model plans for emergency planning for schools in May.
April 10, 2013
In his budget proposal, President Barack Obama pitches new money for mental health initiatives, school security, improvements to school climate, and school kitchens.
April 05, 2013
Researchers who analyzed the NRA school safety proposal say it's expensive to implement, could increase the potential for injuries, and fails to get at the roots of the school violence.
April 02, 2013
A school safety task force convened by the National Rifle Association recommends that schools either hire armed security officers or arm selected school employees to improve school safety.
March 22, 2013
A Maryland county's best practices on hugging offer insight into how hard it is to draw the line on physical interaction.
March 22, 2013
The Meridian, Miss., school district has agreed to a number of actions to address problems with disparities in discipline between white and black students in the district.
March 19, 2013
A presidential commission is advising caution because, it says,children have nothing to gain from the anthrax vaccine testing in the short term, and they cannot legally consent to it.