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March 18, 2013

Following Newtown Shootings, Conn. Advisory Panel Suggests Hardening Schools

While Connecticut regulations for school buildings set standards for school lighting and air quality, none address school safety.

March 13, 2013

Investigation Finds Some Michigan Schools Ignore Safety Laws

Reporters from across the state reviewed hundreds of records and found some schools conducted safety drills on Saturdays, not at all, or a year's worth in a day.

March 11, 2013

Federal Wish List for Improving School Safety Relies on Congress

One of the things that schools can expect is guidance from the Educational Facilities Clearinghouse on low-cost ways schools can improve security.

March 05, 2013

Appeals Court Upholds Dogs Sniffing Student Backpacks

Judges held that a five-minute dog-sniff of student belongings in a classroom while students were not present did not violate the Fourth Amendment.

March 04, 2013

Should Parents Know Whether Teachers Are Armed?

A Utah lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow parents to find out if their children's teachers are carrying firearms at school.

February 28, 2013

Ed. Dept. Tells Schools to Address Teen Sexual Violence

The Education Department tells schools how they can address gender-based violence that can affect students' academic performance.

February 27, 2013

Experts: Add Counselors, Not Armed Teachers, to Boost School Safety

To improve school safety, schools need more counselors, better communication between students and adults, and additional, thoughtful emergency planning, but not armed teachers, a House committee was told Wednesday.

February 26, 2013

Survey: Teachers Feel Safe at School; Decline Carrying Guns

A new survey of nearly 11,000 educators finds that the majority don't want to carry weapons at school despite the December shootings in Newtown, Conn.

February 26, 2013

Out-of-School Suspensions, Expulsions Denounced by Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics' call for a shift in school discipline policies is the latest action in a movement to change how students are disciplined in school.

February 22, 2013

Federal Anti-Bullying Legislation to Be Reintroduced—Again

The legislation would require schools to adopt policies that specifically ban harassment against students for their perceived race, gender, sexual identity, and religion, among other reasons.

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