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How Not to Police a Society

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.28.2013 | Crime
Tom Engelhardt

It was, in a sense, so expectable, so leave-no-child-behind. I'm talking about the arming of American schools. Think of it as the next step in the militarization of this country, which follows all-too-logically from developments since September 11, 2001.

The School Security America Doesn't Need

Chase Madar | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Chase Madar

It seems grotesque that the horrific slaughter of those 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, will result in more children getting traumatized, but that's exactly where we're headed -- with firm bipartisan support.

Teacher Pretends To Shoot Students, Gets Suspended

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.15.2013 | Parents

A Georgia schoolteacher was suspended after pretending to shoot first-grade students during a lesson about the Newtown, Conn., massacre. The Odyss...

Changing Face of Equality Is Born of Tireless Effort

Gregory Floyd | Posted 04.07.2013 | Black Voices
Gregory Floyd

At times it seems that while we are succeeding in making the country more equal it is getting less of everything else. Through these problems, we continue to show resilience and persistence.

10 Tips for Women Starting Their College Careers

Kristin Shaw | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
Kristin Shaw

Those four years flew by, and they had their share of joy, and angst, and heartache, and incredible new opportunities and friends. Each person has to make her own way; here is my humble offering of advice to young women starting their own journeys.

Schools' Realistic Shooting Drills 'Kind Of Scary,' Parents Say

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 01.31.2013 | Education

-- "I want to see my kids! Bang! Bang!" the man shouted as he stormed into the front office of a South Carolina elementary school and pointed a handg...

Terrorist Tots?

Rae Pica | Posted 03.31.2013 | Education
Rae Pica

Arne Duncan said that the proposal on gun control had created one of his proudest moments while serving in this administration. Curbing school violence, he told us, is among his top priorities for the next four years. Somehow I think it's doubtful that these are the kinds of efforts he has in mind.

Dad Banned From School Districts For 'Alarming' Facebook Post

Posted 01.25.2013 | Education

An angry father of a high school student in Washington state has been banned from two school districts after posting what police called "alarming" com...

Schools Requiring Criminal Background Checks For Visitors

Posted 01.25.2013 | Education

Visitors to schools in a suburban Chicago, Ill., district are now required to undergo a background check as part of added security measures in the wee...

Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders

Diann Woodard | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Diann Woodard

It is now time to re-evaluate our education policy, starting with the voice, tools, and support that we provide for our school leaders, the principals and administrators responsible for overseeing the scholastic performance and physical operations of our schools.

Missouri Bill Would Require Parents To Report Gun Ownership To Schools

Posted 01.24.2013 | Education

A Missouri lawmaker is making waves with a bill that would require parents who own guns to notify their child's school. Democratic state Sen. Maria...

Pilot Episode of New #AskArne Video Series: Sec. Duncan Talks Gun Violence With a Teacher (Me)

Dan Brown | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Dan Brown

As a teacher and a parent, what our nation's education leaders think really matters to me. And with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about to begin a second term, it matters even more.

Should Florida Gun Owners Foot The Bill For Students' Safety?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Miami

In the wake of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, one Florida lawmaker wants to make gun owners foot the bill for students' safety. Frid...

Southern California Schools Get High-Powered Rifles

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education

FONTANA, Calif. — The high-powered semiautomatic rifles recently shipped to school police in this Southern California city look like they belong...

In Restarting House Education Committee, Kline Seeks To Get More Done On NCLB, School Safety

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.24.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

It's back to school for Congress. Today, Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, held his first organizational meeting with the 113th Congress's iteration of his committee. In his opening remarks, Kline said reauthorizing No Child Left Behind will remain a "top priority." NCLB, the sweeping law that governs public K-12 education, expired in 2007.

Attorney Files Motion To Delay Ohio Rape Trial

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 03.24.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The lawyer for one of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl wants to delay the trial and also...

Duncan: You Can't Teach Kids Scared Of Being Killed

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.17.2013 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Too many students worry more about being killed by a gun than learning in the classroom, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on Thursda...

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...