Some countries invest in school meals even though the cost can be 50 percent of the annual budget for educating a child.
In a revamped version of an NCLB waiver application, nine California districts would rate schools heavily on social and emotional factors and school climate.
The days at Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools in the Moore, Okla., school district had started out like any other. And then they were blown away.
The majority of students' recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity should come during regular school hours, the institute says.
The money comes from a federal grant program for school districts, colleges, and universities that have experienced violence—often in the form of school shootings.
In the latest figures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the overall rate dropped 25 percent since 2007, and about 50 percent since 1991.
More than 50 schools were recommended for closure, but Marcus Garvey Elementary was taken off the list because of its strong community support and its social and emotional learning efforts.
This year, lawmakers have focused on keeping students safe from shooters, not natural disasters.
The school at which there were casualties did not have a storm shelter, nor do many Oklahoma schools, one official said, in part because of the expense.
As districts push to cut the out-of-school suspension rate, some teachers say their classrooms have become unmanageable, ruled by unruly students.