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More states allowing armed school staff

In 2013, 21 states strengthened gun laws to require trigger-locking devices and background checks for private sales. At the same time, the National Rifle Association made a public push to allow more security guards or staff members to carry guns in schools, after 40 to 60 hours of firearms training.

Defying national trend, Minnesota increases gifted programs

The number of full-time academic programs for gifted students has grown substantially in Minnesota over the past 10 years—a rare case amid a lack of federal funding and recent cuts to similar programs nationwide.

On Topic: Testing the limits of testing

Journalist Anya Kamenetz says the fallout from test scores goes deeper than most realize. “It really only takes one school to be threatened with closing to destabilize an entire urban district,” she says. Her upcoming book, "The Test," is an analysis of educational assessment.

Assistant General Counsel

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Elementary School Principal K8

Squelching school fights

A range of new policies and training techniques are changing the way schools try to prevent or respond to fighting. Several schools are now spelling out the steps teachers need to take when a fight breaks out.

Superintendent of Schools

As clock ticks, experts propose online assessment to-do checklist

Both SMARTER Balanced and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in part recommend districts having: Windows 8 OS or newer for tablets; external keyboards; and 1 GHz or faster processor and 9.5-inch or larger screen size on devices.

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