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December 16, 2014

Pakistan School Attack: More Than 140 Dead, Many Others Wounded

Taliban militants attacked a school in Peshawar, Pakistan Tuesday, killing more than 130 children and 10 staff and wounding many others.

November 06, 2014

Boston School Police Will Not Carry Pepper Spray, Superintendent Says

School police in Boston will not move forward with plans to begin carrying pepper spray after acting Superintendent John McDonough said he feared such a move might "drive a wedge" between students and officers.

November 04, 2014

Leader of NRA's Newtown Response Elected Governor of Arkansas

Asa Hutchinson led the National School Shield task force, which recommended allowing school leaders to train and arm some employees if they deem it necessary.

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 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.

August 28, 2014

Newark Launches 'Safe Passages' Transportation Program for Students

The transportation plan includes a shuttle bus service for some students and maps showing safe walking routes.

June 10, 2014

Schools Make Progress on Safety, Report Says

Over a multi-year period, nonfatal incidents decreased, and fewer students reported being afraid of attack or harm at school.

June 01, 2014

Holding The Conversation About Mental Health

Mental illness is confusing and frightening and has been ignored or pushed aside as an issue for our schools and for our country. Beginning by learning more, opening conversations in our districts, with our colleagues and with experts will be a step forward.

May 21, 2014

Grants Will Help Identify Effective School Safety and Climate Measures

Eligible education and research organizations can apply for federal grants to implement and study school safety programs.

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