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May 30, 2013

Man Poses Bomb Threat at Ore. Teaching Office Over Misspelling

A man was arrested in Salem, Ore., yesterday after carrying a pressure cooker into the offices of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practice Commission and claiming he was trying to blow up the sign outside because of a misspelling.

May 28, 2013

Prep School Apologizes to Student Victims of Sexual Abuse

The Horace Mann School, an elite private school in the Bronx, N.Y., issued an apology Friday to former students who were sexually abused by school staff members between the 1960s and 1990s.

May 23, 2013

Video: Teacher Captures Tornado Experience

A 5th grade teacher at Briarwood Elementary in Oklahoma City, one of two schools ravaged by tornadoes this week, captured the moment of impact on video.

May 21, 2013

Teachers Heroic in Okla. Tornado

Once again, it appears that teachers acted with near-mind-boggling composure and courage in the face danger—and quite likely saved lives in the process.

May 02, 2013

Principal Swaps Security Guards for Art Teachers

According to NBC News, a school in Roxbury, Mass., has seen positive effects--at least in terms of academics and school culture--from cutting back on school security, and using those funds to up arts instruction.

May 01, 2013

'Active Shooter' Drill Takes Teachers by Surprise at Ore. School

A charter school in rural Oregon staged an "active shooter" drill during an in-service day last week—but they didn't tell the teachers it was only a drill.

April 16, 2013

Talking to Kids About Boston and Bombs

Just 24 hours ago, two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injuring some 170 more. There's also a good chance you'll need to address this horrifying event--which has been documented through vivid and often gruesome images--with your students.

March 27, 2013

New Training for Teachers: Self Defense

In light of the December Newtown, Conn., school shooting and fears about school violence, some teachers, parents, and administrators are turning to self-defense classes.

March 22, 2013

Citing Safety Concerns, Md. District Looks to Put Restrictions on Parents

A Maryland school district is considering a measure that would ban visitors at elementary schools from hugging other people's children. The policy would also prohibit parents and visitors from bringing homemade food to schools and limit lunchtime and recess visits. The proposed new rules were draft...

March 04, 2013

Armed Teachers: Should Parents Have the Right to Know?

A Utah lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow parents to find out if their children's teachers are carrying firearms at school, reports The Salt Lake Tribune.

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