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February 20, 2015

Virginia Lawmakers Vote Down Use of Pepper Spray, Stun Guns by School Guards

Virginia's school guards are unarmed. The bill's supporters said providing non-lethal weapons would help protect schools against intruders.

February 17, 2015

Va. Bill Would Equip Unarmed School Guards With Pepper Spray, Stun Guns

Critics are concerned the weapons would be used on students.

February 12, 2015

Sandy Hook Panel: Schools Must Address Mental Health, Social, Emotional Issues

Included in the final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission are calls for social-emotional learning, threat assessment, and mental health services in schools.

February 04, 2015

More School Police Wear Body Cameras to Track Interactions With Students

A small but growing number of school police are wearing body cameras to help address student civil rights concerns and to increase transparency about their actions.

January 28, 2015

Guide Shows Educators How to Recognize, Prevent Child Trafficking

Human trafficking is more common and more difficult to identify than many educators may realize, experts say.

January 14, 2015

Principal's Plan: Have Students Hurl Canned Goods at School Intruders

An Alabama school principal plans to have students throw canned goods at intruders. Where did this idea come from?

December 31, 2014

School Climate and Child Wellness: Rules for Engagement's Most-Read Posts of 2014

Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.

December 15, 2014

Newtown, Two Years Later: A Storify Collection

In this Storify, Education Week reflects on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

December 08, 2014

New Federal Guidance Aims to Improve Schooling for Incarcerated Youth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.

December 01, 2014

Obama Order May Result in More Training for School Police Who Get Military Gear

The president plans to order agencies to set new training and oversight requirements for federal programs that provide military equipment to local police departments, including some school police.

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