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Safety in schools
July 25, 2019
Do metal detectors keep schools safe? Chicago school board wades into debate.
On Wednesday, the school board approved $2.4 million to replace safety equipment, even as they discussed whether the hulking metal devices actually keep students safe.
June 6, 2019
Seeking to deter a ‘morbid fascination,’ Jeffco may rebuild Columbine High School
The new school would be built to the west of the current school and would retain the same name of Columbine High School.
May 8, 2019
Educators, parents, students: Share your thoughts after the STEM School shooting
Colorado suffered its fourth school shooting since Columbine this week.
December 21, 2018
6 issues to watch in Indiana education in 2019
Raising teacher pay quickly became the No. 1 issue in education in Indiana in 2018, setting up intense debates next year about exactly how to achieve higher salaries.
June 22, 2018
Happening at a campus near you: Here’s what the security review of every public school in Tennessee looks like
Aging school facilities and heightened safety concerns after Parkland are the drivers behind Tennessee’s unprecedented summertime inspection of all 1,800 of its schools.
May 25, 2018
A student is in custody after Noblesville West Middle School shooting that injured another student and teacher
The victims were taken to hospitals in Indianapolis. No information is available on their status.
April 4, 2018
School security measure passes the Colorado Senate in late night reversal
This proposal divided Democrats, some of whom worry about increasing police presence in schools.
April 2, 2018
Five things to know about school resource officers in Tennessee
Gov. Bill Haslam's task force on school safety has identified expanded coverage by trained school safety staff as an immediate priority after Parkland.
April 2, 2018
Memphis students move walkout up a day at request of Columbine families
Memphis student walkouts planned for the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado to protest gun violence will now be a day earlier.
March 14, 2018
Balloons, hearts, and ‘die-ins’: How Colorado students marked National Walkout Day
The protests took different forms across the region – and not everyone wanted the event to be political.
March 14, 2018
As Indianapolis students walk out, they say they want schools to feel safe again
Students across Indianapolis walked out of school for 17 minutes today, joining a national movement.
March 12, 2018
‘Really scared and extremely angry’: Why Colorado students are walking out of school Wednesday
Wednesday's walkouts are part of a national movement after the Parkland shooting.
March 9, 2018
Week in review: An injustice to the children of Detroit
Middle schoolers in Detroit’s main district have been taking pre-algebra classes that have “virtually no relationship” to the state’s mathematics standards. In kindergarten…
March 5, 2018
Here are the people now scrutinizing school safety in Tennessee
Gov. Bill Haslam names a 17-member working group in response to last month’s deadly shooting rampage at a Florida school.
February 28, 2018
Proposal to arm teachers with guns advances in Tennessee legislature
The bill would allow districts to adopt policies that let select school staff voluntarily carry a concealed handgun on school property.
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