Virginia's school guards are unarmed. The bill's supporters said providing non-lethal weapons would help protect schools against intruders.
This week, read about restraint and seclusion policies, social media monitoring, a colorful approach to school climate improvement, and more.
When it comes to sex education, there's a huge difference between requiring schools to seek parental consent for all students and allowing some parents to opt their students out, advocates say.
Improving the lives of boys of color has emerged as an urgent public policy issue in the last couple of years, most recently evidenced by President Barack Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.
Critics are concerned the weapons would be used on students.
Black students share their experiences with race in school. Plus links on graduation rates, student perspectives on restorative practices, what schools can learn from the military, and more.
Included in the final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission are calls for social-emotional learning, threat assessment, and mental health services in schools.
The U.S. Department of Education has said that Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but advocates say a more specific federal law is necessary to provide certainty of students' legal rights.
The rate of low-income school lunch participants who also eat school breakfasts continued to climb, a report says.
The local elected official is concerned that the initiative, which focuses on improving outcomes for boys of color, may run afoul of federal law because it does not include girls.