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May 08, 2019

Florida Governor Signs Divisive Bill Allowing for Armed Teachers

Florida's governor signed a bill that will allow schools to arm classroom teachers, part of a longer list of school safety changes made after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last year.

April 17, 2019

Fewer Fights and Increased Security: What New Data Say About School Safety

Amid public concerns about school safety fueled by high-profile school shootings, new federal data show reports of student fights, bullying, and other forms of victimization have continued a decades-long trend of decline. At the same time, schools have ramped up security measures, like the use of cameras and restricted entrances.

April 16, 2019

Woman Inspired by Columbine Shooting Makes 'Credible Threat' as Anniversary Nears of 1999 Attack

More than 20 Denver-area schools took precautions Tuesday as the FBI searched for an "armed and extremely dangerous" woman who was inspired by the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School.

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.

March 04, 2019

1.7 Million Students Attend Schools With Police But No Counselors, New Data Show

An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."

February 21, 2019

School Police and Civil Rights: A Primer for Administrators

An 11-year-old Florida student was arrested a school-based officer after he refused to say the pledge of allegiance. Civil rights groups have used such incidents to sound the alarm about an increase in school policing.

February 13, 2019

Watch: A Year After Parkland Shooting, States Counting on Student Tips to Help Prevent School Violence

A year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, more states are setting up anonymous tip lines to help prevent school violence. Learn more about their efforts, and the challenges that come with them, in this video report.

January 09, 2019

Absenteeism, Teacher Stress, and School Safety: School Climate Factors to Watch in 2019

Students' ability to engage and succeed in the classroom is influenced by how safe, supported, and connected they feel at school. Here are some trends and policy changes that may affect school climate in 2019.

December 18, 2018

Here's What the End of Obama-Era Discipline Guidance Means for Schools

The Trump administration has repealed Obama-era guidance on race and school discipline. Here's a breakdown of how it will affect schools.

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