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October 09, 2014

Teach For America LGBT Initiative Will Address School Climate, Teacher Training

The director of Teach For America's new initiative for LGBT students explains how it might lead to changes in the program's training for new teachers.

September 23, 2014

School Climate and Safety Efforts Get Boost Through Federal Grants

About $70 million in federal grants were awarded through four programs aimed at states and school districts.

September 19, 2014

San Diego School District to Return Armored Vehicle to Defense Department

San Diego's decision follows an announcement by the Los Angeles school police department that it will return three grenade launchers it also received through the 1033 military surplus program.

September 17, 2014

School Police in Los Angeles Will Give Up Grenade Launchers

Civil rights groups have raised concerns about schools receiving surplus military equipment through a U.S. Department of Defense program, which provided the grenade launchers to Los Angeles school police.

September 15, 2014

School Police Get Military Weapons, Vehicles, Equipment From Federal Agency

The surplus military equipment was provided through a Department of Defense program, which has been criticized following local response to protests in Ferguson, Mo.

September 12, 2014

Ohio District Cancels Classes After School Shooter Escapes From Prison

T.J. Lane, who killed three students and wounded several others in a 2012 rampage in Chardon, Ohio, was later recaptured.

September 11, 2014

Armed School Employees: Missouri Legislature Overrides Veto on Gun Bill

Under the bill, school boards can meet in closed session to designate employees as school protection officers, authorized to "carry a concealed firearm or self-defense spray device."

September 03, 2014

Newtown Shootings: $3.1 Million Grant to Aid Recovery for Those Directly Impacted

The U.S. Department of Education previously provided a $1.3 million grant for the 2012-13 school year and a $1.9 million grant for the 2013-14 school year to aid with mental health services for students and broader recovery efforts.

September 02, 2014

Many Parents Uninformed About School Disaster Plans, Poll Finds

While parents fear disasters at schools, many are uninformed about schools' preparedness efforts, a poll by Save the Children found.

September 02, 2014

Poll: Parents Concerned About School Shootings, Unaware of Disaster Plans

While parents fear disasters at schools, many are uninformed about schools' preparedness efforts, a poll by Save the Children found.

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