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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.
February 14, 2019
New studies point to a big downside for schools bringing in more police
Two new studies are among the first research to directly link more police to worse academic outcomes for students.
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.
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 18, 2018
Shelby County students walking out tomorrow want to return with specific recommendations on school safety
The walkouts on Thursday will honor the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.
April 2, 2018
Memphis students move walkout up a day at request of Columbine families
Memphis student walkouts planned for the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado to protest gun violence will now be a day earlier.
March 22, 2018
‘We’re not kidding about this,’ says one teen leader of Memphis march on gun violence
Simran Bains is one of more than a dozen teenagers from across Greater Memphis who have come together to help plan this Saturday’s March for our Lives.
March 14, 2018
Students in Memphis schools didn’t walk out this week, but they will soon
Walkouts are planned for at least six Memphis-area high schools April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting that killed 13 students.
March 5, 2018
Here are the people now scrutinizing school safety in Tennessee
Gov. Bill Haslam names a 17-member working group in response to last month’s deadly shooting rampage at a Florida school.
February 28, 2018
Proposal to arm teachers with guns advances in Tennessee legislature
The bill would allow districts to adopt policies that let select school staff voluntarily carry a concealed handgun on school property.
February 22, 2018
As Trump doubles down on call to give teachers guns, the growing #ArmMeWith movement offers an alternative
Counselors, time, diverse classroom libraries, money — these are some of many things American teachers say they need in their schools instead of guns.
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