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.
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April 05, 2019
March 14, 2019
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
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
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
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
Federal guidance aimed at reducing racial disparities in school discipline rates should not be rescinded, a group of charter schools, superintendents, and education groups wrote in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff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 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
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
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
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.