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Ed Tonight: New York City Teacher Evaluation Talks Fail, School Discipline Crisis

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.19.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Deal Or No Deal? This afternoon, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said the union was calling it quits on negotiations with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over teacher evaluations. Shockingly, each side blames the other. What does this mean? The city will lose oh, a couple hundred million dollars in state budget money. Bloomberg says, via Gothamschools, that it's "too soon to tell" whether the loss will necessitate teacher layoffs.

Joy Resmovits

Mississippi Arrests Scores Of Minority Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Chicago

In Holmes County, Miss., a sheriff's car once picked up a 5-year-old. The crime? Wearing shoes with red-and-white symbols, an apparent school dress co...

WATCH: Students Offer Solutions To Gun Violence, Preventing School Shootings

Posted 03.19.2013 | Education

As part of a series of far-reaching gun control proposals, President Barack Obama recommended Wednesday a federal $150 million "Comprehensive School S...

White House On School Safety, No School Closure Savings? Ed Tonight

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

No Closure Cash? A recent trend in urban education has been school closures. New York City recently made headlines for releasing a lengthly list of schools slated to be closed. Philadelphia has made similar news. And Chicago is now deciding which of its "underutilized" schools it will close. A similar thread between all these closures has been the argument that closing schools saves money. But a new study adds to the growing body of evidence that shows this may not actually be true.

Three Ways to Help 'Loners' and Improve School Safety

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

Research consistently shows that building connections between and among students and teachers, teachers and administrators, and the school and parents makes schools safer and offers better support to those who are at risk of becoming isolated, bullied, and teased.

Newtown Parents Ask For Police In All Schools

AP | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Some parents in Newtown, Conn., are urging local education officials to consider stationing police at all town schools as they put t...

18 States Already Allow Guns In Schools With Few Restrictions

Posted 03.17.2013 | Education

In the weeks following the Sandy Hook massacre, a number of state lawmakers' proposals to fight school gun violence by arming teachers have been met w...

School groups question proposals for armed security

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissThe Center for Public IntegrityAs the White House considers proposals to allocate federal money for armed guards in schools, promine...

High School Closed After Bomb Threat, Hit List Found

Posted 01.11.2013 | Education

Niwot High School in Boulder County, Colo. is closed Friday as authorities investigate a threat to blow up the school and a 30-name "hit list." A t...

Newtown Schools Chief Urges Indefinite Armed Police In District

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 03.12.2013 | Education

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Since the elementary school massacre in her hometown, Sarah Findley has found herself driving by her children's schools in Newt...

Should Schools Have Armed Guards? One Union's Recommendations

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.11.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, visited the White House Wednesday to contribute to the administration's discussions on gun control policy and school safety in light of the horrific Newtown elementary school shooting in December. The AFT has shared Weingarten's recommendations with HuffPost. They include things like gun safety legislation and mental health services for students, and letting schools make their own decisions when it comes to the question of cops in their buildings.

Ohio Schools In Football Rape Case Add Guards To 'Improve Safety Of Students'

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and ANN SANNER | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- A school district in eastern Ohio added unarmed security guards to its buildings Tuesday amid increased attention over two high ...

Don't Draft Children to Fight School Shooters

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 03.10.2013 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

Would you want your kids -- even as young as kindergarten age -- manning the frontlines during an attack? This practice is known as ALICE -- alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate.

Alabama Teachers Get School Shooter Training After Newtown Massacre

Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

More than 100 Jefferson County teachers and administrators in Alabama took part in active school shooter training last week in the latest round of sec...

Legislative Action In Education Threatened By Polarized State Governments

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Andrew Ujifusa | Posted 03.09.2013 | Education

State lawmakers will attempt to tackle a range of issues in legislative sessions getting under way this month, from making common academic standards a...

'Business As Usual' For Sandy Hook Students In New School

AP | DAVE COLLINS and PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 01.04.2013 | Education

MONROE, Conn. -- Sarah Caron made her son his favorite pancakes for breakfast and walked the second-grader to the top of the driveway for the school b...

Boy Suspended For Pointing Fingers Like A Gun

Posted 01.25.2014 | Education

A 6-year-old boy was suspended from his Maryland elementary school last month for making a gun gesture with his hand, aiming his fingers at a classmat...

Together We Must Show Leadership for Safe Schools and Communities

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

Let's not wait for another violent shooting by an unstable or violent person wielding an assault weapon to take and destroy more innocent lives.

Experts: School Security Requires Trained Police

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 02.27.2013 | Education

WASHINGTON — The student's attack began with a shotgun blast through the windows of a California high school. Rich Agundez, the El Cajon policem...

State Lawmaker Wants 'Panic Exits' In Schools

Posted 12.27.2012 | Education

A Delaware state senator wants to install "panic exits" in schools that would allow for a rapid escape in the case of an emergency. Republican stat...

In Addressing School Violence, Keep the Focus on the Schools

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

There's a danger that in our rush to highlight -- in part, to hopefully eliminate -- what is, in fact, statistically speaking, at least, an extreme outlier problem, we will shift too much attention away from the more day-to-day challenges that threaten the safety and sanctity of our schools.

School After Newtown

Taylor Brorby | Posted 02.25.2013 | Education
Taylor Brorby

In a society where children should look forward to going to school, we are currently hearing people express the idea that we should have an armed guard in every school. And for what? To protect our children?

Minnesota Teacher Brings Loaded Gun To School For Fear Of Newtown Shooting

Posted 12.25.2012 | Education

Fear over the Newtown school shooting prompted a Minnesota teacher to bring a loaded gun to school last week, forcing a school lockdown. The unnamed t...

Duncan Chokes Up Over 'Haunting' Gun Violence: Too Many Children Saying 'If' I Grow Up

Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is calling for action against gun violence, fighting back tears during his first public interview since the sc...

NRA Schools Program Chief: Guns A 'Very Reasonable Approach'

AP | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The former congressman who's heading the National Rifle Association's school emergency response program that would include volunteers to...