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July 09, 2015

Iowa District's Plan for Principals to Wear Cameras Draws Scrutiny

The Burlington Community School District plans to outfit administrators with wearable video cameras, which can be used to record private meetings involving administrators, parents, and students.

June 23, 2015

Advocates Tout L.A. Unified Budget That Restricts Spending on School Police

Advocates of restorative justice announced a victory Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District announced the reallocation of some school-policing funds toward programs meant to improve school climate.

June 18, 2015

School Districts Partner to Bring Swim Lessons to Students

National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.

March 19, 2015

Student Suspension Rates Drop in Chicago Schools, Study Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

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?

January 06, 2015

Calif. District Sues the City in Connection to School Shooting

The Taft Union High School District says the city of Taft had a contract with the district to provide a school resource officer. There was no officer on duty when one student shot another on Jan. 10, 2013.

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.

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