The Education Department says it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators.
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
At a Capitol forum led by Florida's two U.S. senators, one father said airports and other public buildings must meet national standards -- why not schools?…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Since the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there have been calls for adding guns at U.S. schools. On the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas, one district has their own school police force, with more than 100 officers…
By Lisa Stark, Education Week
The idea of arming teachers to take out a shooter is alarming some law enforcement experts, who say it takes more than just being a good shot at a gun range.
By Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press
Student-led rallies in support of gun control are picking up momentum in Florida and around the country, in part born out of anger over the easy availability of assault-style weapons. Judy Woodruff gets perspectives from Camille Richter and Jake Bennett,…
After last week's mass shooting at a Florida school, "students are scared," gasping even at the sound of the normal school announcement system going off, says Mike Conrad, a teacher at a high school outside Detroit. Conrad joins Judy Woodruff…
Teachers react to Wednesday's deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
By Evie Blad, Education Week
New school policing guidelines are the education and justice department's latest efforts to dial back against zero-tolerance policies, which have disproportionately affected students of color.
By Justin Schlottman
Editor’s note: After a video of a South Carolina school resource officer (SRO) forcefully removing a student from her desk went viral, a debate about the presence of law enforcement officers in schools lit up on social media. The officer,…
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