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April 23, 2019
I worry my students are always on high alert. Here’s how I try to help.
We reminded students that even with the bad in the world, there is still more good. And then we let them go back to being teens.
April 19, 2019
Sol Pais scared me. She also reminded me of the troubled students I want to protect.
A Colorado teacher reflects on the school day canceled because of a threat of violence.
Not the last time
April 17, 2019
After Colorado districts held ‘hostage’ by threats, school leaders look for lessons learned
Closing more than two dozen school districts across Colorado in response to a threat from a single individual was unprecedented, but it might not be…
Updated April 4, 2019
Bill to arm Tennessee teachers advances over objections of law enforcement, educators
A proposal that would let teachers carry concealed guns in Tennessee schools advances in the legislature.
March 12, 2019
Years after promised reforms, a Giuliani-era agreement still governs school safety in New York City
The agreement governs police involvement in school security and formally handed the police department authority over thousands of safety agents stationed in schools.
February 21, 2019
School security could get $30 million boost in Tennessee under governor’s proposal
Gov. Bill Lee announces a $40 million school security initiative that would prioritize hiring more officers to keep students and teachers safe.
January 28, 2019
For his first Tennessee budget proposal, Lee eyes teacher pay, school security, career and tech ed
The Republican governor looked at K-12 education needs during his second day of budget hearings.
November 14, 2018
Findings are mixed from Tennessee’s first-ever security review of all public schools
A new report summarizes months of scrutiny of more than 1,800 school campuses statewide.
cause and effect
November 6, 2018
Why did suspensions go up in New York City last year? Carranza draws a link to fatal school stabbing
"Part of it is that people are actually now reporting everything, which I think is a good thing," Carranza said.
Risk and Reward
October 27, 2018
What Proposition 112 — the controversial bid to rein in Colorado oil and gas drilling — would mean for schools
Therese Gilbert wears an Amendment 73 button to show support for more school funding, but she’s knocking on doors seeking votes for Proposition…
October 11, 2018
Three big differences on Tennessee education between Dean and Lee
While the first two debates have been polite and cordial, sharp differences are emerging on hot-button education issues in the race to be governor.
October 3, 2018
How Tennessee’s largest district plans to spend new money on school safety
The addition of state and local funds amount to a massive infusion of resources into a position district officials say has been essential for improving safety.
change of heart
September 25, 2018
Chicago school board backs down on ID policy but clings to limits on speakers
Public visitors to the monthly Chicago Board of Education meetings will not be required to show ID to enter the meetings, despite…
Updated September 17, 2018
How Chicago schools’ fingerprinting requirements are scaring away undocumented parents
After sex-abuse revelations, Chicago schools are fingerprinting more volunteers. But that's scaring away undocumented parents from campuses, critics say.
August 23, 2018
A Colorado advocate for arming teachers thinks a new federal proposal is misplaced
Should the federal government make money available for schools to arm teachers, it would be up to each district in Colorado to decide whether to take advantage.
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