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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.
July 12, 2019
How Colorado lawmakers are trying to make schools safer
Colorado’s school safety landscape looks like a patchwork quilt of practices and resources. This lack of consistency will be a major focus of a school safety committee.
June 20, 2019
NYC announces its first overhaul of how police operate inside schools since Mayor Giuliani
The changes mark a major move away from the zero-tolerance policies that dominated the city's approach to school discipline when the agreement was last updated.
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.
April 23, 2019
I worry my students are always on high alert. Here’s how I try to help.
We reminded students that even with the bad in the world, there is still more good. And then we let them go back to being teens.
April 19, 2019
Sol Pais scared me. She also reminded me of the troubled students I want to protect.
A Colorado teacher reflects on the school day canceled because of a threat of violence.
Not the last time
April 17, 2019
After Colorado districts held ‘hostage’ by threats, school leaders look for lessons learned
Closing more than two dozen school districts across Colorado in response to a threat from a single individual was unprecedented, but it might not be…
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.
March 12, 2019
Years after promised reforms, a Giuliani-era agreement still governs school safety in New York City
The agreement governs police involvement in school security and formally handed the police department authority over thousands of safety agents stationed in schools.
February 21, 2019
School security could get $30 million boost in Tennessee under governor’s proposal
Gov. Bill Lee announces a $40 million school security initiative that would prioritize hiring more officers to keep students and teachers safe.
January 28, 2019
For his first Tennessee budget proposal, Lee eyes teacher pay, school security, career and tech ed
The Republican governor looked at K-12 education needs during his second day of budget hearings.
November 14, 2018
Findings are mixed from Tennessee’s first-ever security review of all public schools
A new report summarizes months of scrutiny of more than 1,800 school campuses statewide.
cause and effect
November 6, 2018
Why did suspensions go up in New York City last year? Carranza draws a link to fatal school stabbing
"Part of it is that people are actually now reporting everything, which I think is a good thing," Carranza said.
Risk and Reward
October 27, 2018
What Proposition 112 — the controversial bid to rein in Colorado oil and gas drilling — would mean for schools
Therese Gilbert wears an Amendment 73 button to show support for more school funding, but she’s knocking on doors seeking votes for Proposition…
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.
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