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.
In a new study, researchers found that children enter school with prejudices against obese peers.
The House version of the farm bill strips the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program of its main feature: freshness.
A first-ever report on mental health prevalence in children from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a first step in adequately addressing these disorders, the agency said.
In one step toward reforming school discipline practices, Los Angeles schools will no longer be able to suspend students for the vague reason of "willful defiance."