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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.

February 04, 2013

Preacher Offers Free Firearms Training for Teachers

The pastor of a Pentecostal church in Beaumont, Tex., who runs a firearms-training business on the side is now offering free shooting lessons to teachers and school administrators.

January 30, 2013

After Newtown: 'Feels Like a New Era'

Can schools heighten safety precautions in schools without distressing students and teachers?

January 29, 2013

The Latest in School Safety: Bullet-Resistant Dry-Erase Boards

Plenty of PR pitches for classroom products come our way, but this one for "bullet-resistant dry erase boards" got the office talking.

January 17, 2013

Senator: Arming Teachers Not a 'Perfect' Solution

In response to President Obama's executive orders aimed at curbing gun violence, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky—like some other legislators—is advocating arming teachers.

January 03, 2013

Is Arming Teachers the Right Course?

Some 600 educators have reportedly applied to take part in a free firearms training course being offered this spring in Ohio in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

December 31, 2012

2012's Educators of the Year

Michael Petrilli of the conservative-leaning Thomas B. Fordham Institute dubs Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, the "2012 Education Person of the Year." But the real education people of the year gave their lives for their students at Sandy Hook.

December 17, 2012

Remembering the Fallen Sandy Hook Educators

A number of educator-bloggers have drawn inspiration and a sense of professsional strength from the Sandy Hook teachers' actions.

December 14, 2012

'Our Hearts Are Broken Today'

President Obama's statement on the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

November 26, 2012

How Teachers Provide Shelter From the Storm

New York City math teacher José Vilson has a nice post-Hurricane Sandy refection on schools' often-under-appreciated role as the hub of community.

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