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April 05, 2019

As States Debate Arming Teachers, Opponents Detail Mishandling of Guns in Schools

As more states consider arming teachers, a gun-control group's analysis found dozens of incidents of guns left accessible to students, misfired, or used inappropriately.

March 14, 2019

Democrats Move to Block Use of Federal Funds to Arm Teachers

A pair of Democratic lawmakers filed resolutions to prohibit the use of federal funds to arm teachers. The move follows months of controversy over whether Title IV dollars can be used for such purposes.

January 28, 2019

Give Students Free Tampons, Pads, Advocates Say. Here's Why Some Schools Already Do

A growing number of schools are offering free tampons and sanitary pads, hoping to meet the needs of low-income students. Here's why more schools may join them.

January 22, 2019

School Cafeteria Workers: End Shutdown Before Lunch Money Runs Out

The School Nutrition Association has urged Congress and President Trump to end the government shutdown before a lapse in funding for school meal programs, which would hit states as soon as March.

October 25, 2018

Superintendent Runcie Describes How He Handled the Aftermath of the Parkland Shooting

Calling the Parkland, Fla., shooting a "9/11 moment for schools," Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie said the tragedy brought overwhelming logistical, political, and communications challenges to the district.

July 10, 2018

Keep School Discipline Directive, District Leaders and Charter Schools Tell DeVos

Federal guidance aimed at reducing racial disparities in school discipline rates should not be rescinded, a group of charter schools, superintendents, and education groups wrote in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday.

June 25, 2018

In a Speech to School Police, Attorney General Jeff Sessions Focuses on Immigration

In a year in which two mass shootings devastated America's schools, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions used a speech to a national gathering of school police to highlight a different topic entirely: immigration.

June 21, 2018

Video Games? Media? Bullying? No Single Cause for School Shootings, Experts Tell Safety Commission

One-by-one, experts speaking to a federal school safety commission addressed factors commonly blamed for school shootings: bullying, mental health issues, violent video games, and media coverage.

June 04, 2018

'March for Our Lives' Student Organizers Announce Nationwide Voter Registration Tour

Student who launched a youth movement for stronger gun laws after surviving a mass shooting at their Parkland, Fla., high school announced Monday plans for a nationwide tour aimed at registering young voters.

May 21, 2018

Does Limiting Schools' Entrances Make Them Safer?

Gun control advocates panned a Texas official's call to make schools safer by limiting entrances, but architects say such a practice is a common part of comprehensive safety plans.

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