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July 25, 2019

Federal Officials Plan School Safety Clearinghouse After Push From Parkland Parents

Federal agencies this fall aim to bring together "best practices" for schools seeking to prevent and deter violence. First, they have to seek agreement in an expansive and divided field of experts and educators.

July 23, 2019

Bring Back Anti-Discrimination Guidance on School Discipline, Commission Urges

But the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was not unanimous in its support of the findings that students of color were not more likely to commit discipline-worthy offenses.

June 23, 2019

Your Guide to Education in the Democratic Debate: Charter Schools, Teacher Pay, and Betsy DeVos

On the campaign trail, Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination have tackled issues like lunch shaming, school funding, and gun violence. What issues are most likely to surface in the first debate?

June 17, 2019

Congressman Who Sought to Scrap Education Dept. Wants End to Gun-Free School Zones Act

The Gun-Free School Zones Act was championed by 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden, but a Kentucky Republican says it too often leaves children vulnerable.

June 17, 2019

A Parkland Student and Conservative Activist Got Into Harvard. Then His Online Life Surfaced.

Harvard College decided recently to revoke its admission of conservative Parkland student activist Kyle Kashuv after it discovered he once used racial slurs in online messages, he said.

May 09, 2019

Democrats in Congress Hate Arming Teachers. Did They Miss a Chance to Curtail It?

House Democrats are using an education spending bill to address concerns about arming teachers directing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to issue guidance on the issue. Could they have gone further?

April 17, 2019

DeVos Visits Kentucky School Recovering From Shooting

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Wednesday visited a Kentucky high school that is recovering from a 2018 shooting to award additional grant money meant to aid its recovery efforts.

February 12, 2019

School Safety and Student Privacy: Betsy DeVos Seeks to Clarify Law

The U.S. Department of Education Tuesday sought to clear up confusion about school privacy laws by releasing a new frequently-asked-questions document that puts previous guidance and technical help on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act all in one place.

December 21, 2018

Betsy DeVos Revokes Obama Discipline Guidance Designed to Protect Students of Color

The 2014 guidance aimed at addressing disparities in school discipline involving black and Latino students had been in the Trump administration's cross hairs for some time.

December 18, 2018

Seven Big Takeaways From Trump Commission's School Safety Report

The Federal Commission on School Safety wants to get rid of Obama-era school discipline guidance, encourage districts to arm certain school personnel, make schools "harder" targets, and more.

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