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Ohio bill would expand group that can carry guns in schools, prohibit release of names

A bill that allow peace officers to carry weapons in schools and make school boards keep secret the names of employees they designate as people who can carry guns cleared the Ohio House this week.

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A better way to discipline students

There are no free passes—repercussions and consequences should be experienced by a student for any misconduct. However, suspensions rarely correct behavior. Instead, they contribute to high dropout rates and lower academic achievement. One thing is clear—school discipline reform is needed. Maryland now has an opportunity to do what is best for our kids and our communities.

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Payne bill would require school emergency preparedness plans

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) introduced a bill that would require states seeking federal Homeland Security grants to mandate school emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.

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Panel rules that 13 Arkansas school districts can arm teachers and staff

A state board has voted to allow 13 school districts in Arkansas to continue using teachers, administrators, and other staff as armed guards, despite a warning from the state's top attorney that the licensing law they relied upon was intended for private businesses.

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Gang fears prompt two Denver high schools to close

Fears that a gang feud could escalate further prompted the closure of two high schools Friday and the postponement of a homecoming dance.

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Georgia district mulls placing rifles in school offices

A school system in north Georgia is considering a proposal that would allow district police to store rifles in school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting.

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Arizona school district asks parents to sign gun pledge

Parents enrolling their teens in middle and high school in the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson are being asked to sign a pledge promising to lock up their guns and teach their children about the "dangers and consequences" of the misuse of firearms as part of the district's registration process.

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Arkansas school district will arm teachers, defying AG

An Arkansas school district that was advised against arming its staff by the state attorney general has decided to let teachers carry guns anyway.

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New law allows Missouri schools to teach gun safety to first-graders

Along with math, science and social studies, gun safety could soon be part of the first-grade curriculum in some Missouri public schools.

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In response to Newtown shootings, some states move to put guns in classrooms

While most of the nation's students are enjoying summer break, teachers in a handful of states are studying – not their fall curriculum, but how to take out an assailant.

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