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Ohio To Let Districts Decide Whether To Allow Guns In Schools

Posted 12.19.2012 | Education

Ohio will expand safety training for teachers across the state and could allow guns in schools for protection, state Attorney General Mike DeWine said...

Matt Sledge

Arming Teachers, School Cops Could Cause More Harm Than Good, Experts Say | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.20.2012 | Education

A nation shaken by Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., is wondering what to do to prevent future tragedies. Some gun rights advocates have sug...

11 People Who Want More Guns In Schools

Katy Hall | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

As some lawmakers call for real gun control reform in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, others are proposing a different strategy to curb school violen...

States Look To Arm Who?

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

State lawmakers across the country are in the process of introducing legislation to allow the arming of teachers, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elemen...

Our Kids Are All Right at School

Christina Loccke | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Christina Loccke

Our children are safe because when they are at school, they are someone else's kid, too. There is someone there who hasn't slept in three days because children were murdered on Friday. She or he is rearranging the classroom furniture, checking the locks and preparing to save your child.

Dave Jamieson

Rhee Group Mum On Concealed Carry In Schools | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Last Thursday, Michigan legislators passed a bill that would allow certain people to carry concealed firearms in schools and other previously gun-free...

When Children Die and It's Incomprehensible, How We Move Forward as a Society

Lori Day | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Lori Day

Here's the thing: It's getting crazier out there. I know, I know, you don't want to hear it. It does tend to interfere with enjoying a fun life and remaining sane -- for sure. But what is the alternative? If not you, who? If not now, when?

A Counter Narrative for a Day Such as This

Gary Stager | Posted 02.13.2013 | Education
Gary Stager

December 14th's unfathomable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is unlikely to lead to serious action on gun control. More likely, there will be...

School District Where Teachers Carry Guns Has 'Policy That Protects'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Education

In August 2008, Harrold Independent School District Superintendent David Thweatt made waves announcing an unprecedented move: Teachers and staff would...

CT Schools Locked Down

Posted 12.17.2012 | Education

Ridgefield, Conn., schools were locked down following unconfirmed reports of a suspicious person near a local train station Monday morning. Capt. ...

Former Ed Secretary: Arm School Employees

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said Sunday that schools should...

When Even The Toughest Plans Can't Save: School Had Drills To Handle Such Situations

Posted 12.17.2012 | Education

Sandy Hook Elementary didn't take chances when it came to safety. The school had regular lockdown drills, teaching students and teachers to stay q...

Worried About Another School Massacre? Go Ask Alice

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
Suzanne Hegland

Do you feel like it might not be a great idea to counsel your kid to charge an armed killer? Well, according to the ALiCE team, you haven't yet faced the need for constant vigilance against armed assault.

Mobile Meth Lab Found On School Playground

Posted 12.25.2012 | Education

A group of first-graders at Mitchell-Neilson Primary School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. had their recess cut short this week when their teacher found remna...

11-Year-Old 'Heimlich Hero' Saves Choking Friend's Life

Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

Daniel Cunningham is being hailed as the "Heimlich Hero" for a quick-thinking act that saved his friend's life. After lunch at Blue Mountain Middle...

Florida School Looks To Improve Lightning Detection Equipment After Local Boy Is Struck

Posted 10.09.2012 | Education

Evangelical Christian School in Fort Myers is looking to spend more than $11,000 on improving its lightning detection equipment after a student at nea...

Police Chief: Store Assault Rifles In High Schools To Protect Students

Posted 10.22.2012 | Education

An Illinois community southwest of Chicago is astir after the local police chief proposed a new method to protect students: bring more guns to school....

'Going Stealth': A Complicated and Dynamic Family Decision

Wayne Maines | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Wayne Maines

It was a very difficult time in so many ways. Imagine a brother and sister keeping this vital secret at such a young age. Every day we worried that someone might find out and we would have to move again.

There Are Proven Tools to Make Schools Safe, We Just Have to Use Them

Ted Wachtel | Posted 08.09.2012 | College
Ted Wachtel

Can we agree that it is less expensive to run a safe school than a dangerous one, thus saving taxpayers money? Can we agree that before test scores can rise, students have to feel safe at school?

Teen Loses Loaded Gun At School, Reports It Missing

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.07.2012 | Education

A 13-year-old student at Erwin Middle School in Salisbury, N.C. was caught bringing a loaded gun to school -- after he reported to the school that it ...

7-Year-Old Kicked Off School Bus, Forced To Wander Alone

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

Amber Hobdy, a mother from Eagle Mountain, Utah, is outraged after her 7-year-daughter Kya was allegedly kicked off a school bus in an unfamiliar neig...

Bronx Parents and Community Members Protest Harsh Disciplinary Procedures

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
Dinu Ahmed

The Bronx-based groups argue that harsh and punitive disciplinary measures that remove children from the classroom for minor incidents only exacerbate the problem of school pushout, and differentially impact youth of color.

Put the Brakes on School Bus Tragedies

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Across the nation, drivers illegally pass stopped school buses 13 million times each year; in Iowa, 138,600 times every year. If we cut that number, we'll reduce the number of children killed and injured by reckless drivers.

Inside Detroit Public Schools: More on the Citizen Patrollers and Their Work to Protect the Students

Steven Wasko | Posted 05.30.2012 | Detroit
Steven Wasko

Detroit Public School expanded citizens' patrols and also issued a call for additional volunteers this year. That, plus a multi-agency effort, resulted in safer schools and safer routes to school.

Paramedic Pours Blood On Student During Drunk Driving Lesson

Posted 03.27.2012 | Education

Emergency Medical Services workers in Austin, Texas are investigating an alleged incident in which a paramedic poured blood on a high school student's...