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April 11, 2019
Tennessee lawmaker pulls his bill to arm teachers — for now
Rep. Ryan Williams says he may resurrect the controversial idea next year.
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.
October 26, 2018
More teachers are running for state office this year. Meet two from Tennessee.
In a wave of political activism, more than 150 teachers nationwide are seeking legislative office this year. Tennessee is part of that movement.
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.
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.
May 18, 2018
Week in review: Taking a look at Superintendent Vitti’s first year
Next week will mark a full year since Superintendent Nikolai Vitti arrived in Detroit. To mark the occasion, we looked back at the…
April 24, 2018
Memphis students present demands on school safety in wake of Parkland shooting
The list includes hiring more school counselors, offering conflict resolution classes and help in advocating against giving guns to teachers.
April 3, 2018
Bill to arm some Tennessee teachers with handguns killed in House committee
The vote ends the march of a bill that easily had cleared two legislative hurdles and was expected to reach the House floor.
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.
Updated March 28, 2018
Bill to arm Tennessee teachers remains up in the air as sponsor faces sexual misconduct allegations
Rep. David Byrd's bill sailed through its first two legislative hurdles but was postponed in the House just before a news report aired with the allegations.
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March 6, 2018
Bill to arm some Tennessee teachers with guns on hold for now
Rep. David Byrd, named this week to the governor's task force on school safety, says he'll "wait and see" before pressing his bill.
March 1, 2018
Haslam to name task force on school safety in Tennessee
The governor's task force will include law enforcement, education leaders, mental health professionals, and legislators.
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