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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 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 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 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.

February 21, 2013

States, Feds Unveil Strategies Focused on Children's Mental Health Needs

State and federal proposals have been proposed to improve school- and community-based mental health services, and there's a national campaign to reduce stigma associated with mental illness.

January 17, 2013

Mississippi Criticized for Harsh Discipline Policies

In a new report, civil rights groups say Mississippi is in the throes of a school-to-prison pipeline crisis.

November 01, 2012

Snacks Sold in School Include Many Fried, Sweet, Salty Options

In a new report, researchers at the Pew Health Group's Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project find that the majority of American children live in states where less-than-healthy snacks are readily available. And more nutritious options, such as fruits and vegetables, are harder to come by for those same kids.

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