Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:20am
A bill that allow peace officers to carry weapons in schools and make school boards keep secret the names of employees they designate as people who can carry guns cleared the Ohio House this week.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 3:07pm
There are no free passes—repercussions and consequences should be experienced by a student for any misconduct. However, suspensions rarely correct behavior. Instead, they contribute to high dropout rates and lower academic achievement. One thing is clear—school discipline reform is needed. Maryland now has an opportunity to do what is best for our kids and our communities.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:24am
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) introduced a bill that would require states seeking federal Homeland Security grants to mandate school emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:16am
A state board has voted to allow 13 school districts in Arkansas to continue using teachers, administrators, and other staff as armed guards, despite a warning from the state's top attorney that the licensing law they relied upon was intended for private businesses.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 9:30pm
Fears that a gang feud could escalate further prompted the closure of two high schools Friday and the postponement of a homecoming dance.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 9:18am
A school system in north Georgia is considering a proposal that would allow district police to store rifles in school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:31pm
Parents enrolling their teens in middle and high school in the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson are being asked to sign a pledge promising to lock up their guns and teach their children about the "dangers and consequences" of the misuse of firearms as part of the district's registration process.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:57am
An Arkansas school district that was advised against arming its staff by the state attorney general has decided to let teachers carry guns anyway.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 12:18pm
Along with math, science and social studies, gun safety could soon be part of the first-grade curriculum in some Missouri public schools.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:56pm
While most of the nation's students are enjoying summer break, teachers in a handful of states are studying – not their fall curriculum, but how to take out an assailant.