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April 26, 2013

Since Newtown, State Lawmakers Push School Safety Bills

After the devastating school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December, state lawmakers around the country have proposed hundreds of ways to improve school security.

April 24, 2013

Newtown, Conn., Rejects Tax Hike to Put Police in Schools

The budget increase would have provided nearly $1 million to hire additional police officers who would have been stationed at each of the district's seven schools.

April 24, 2013

Gun Injuries in Children Need More Study, Better Prevention

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.

April 23, 2013

Court Upholds Use of 'Timeout Room' at Oklahoma School

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

School Mental Health Proposal May Reach Senate Floor

The U.S. Senate may discuss a proposal that addresses, to an extent, school-based mental health care services.

April 12, 2013

Education Department Offers 'Preview' of Emergency Plans for Schools

The Obama administration has said it will share more complete model plans for emergency planning for schools in May.

April 10, 2013

Obama Proposes Investments in Mental Health, School Safety

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 Refute NRA Proposal to Arm Someone at Every School

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

NRA School Safety Plan Emphasizes Armed Officers, School Employees

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

Everyone Is Just Really Confused About Hugging in Schools

A Maryland county's best practices on hugging offer insight into how hard it is to draw the line on physical interaction.

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