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April 24, 2019
Policy vs. practice: Handcuffing of students under review in Denver school district
“I have an incredibly difficult time imagining any scenario where a very young person should be put in handcuffs,” said board President Anne Rowe.
April 12, 2019
Public funding of private-school security in New York City grows by millions
This story was originally published on April 12 by THE CITY. A program that uses public funds to pay for unarmed…
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.
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Updated March 4, 2019
Tennessee’s new governor unveils a ‘choice-friendly’ proposed budget including vouchers, charter school support
Gov. Bill Lee outlines his priorities and policies as he unveils his first proposed budget and delivers his first State of the State address.
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.
October 24, 2018
Colorado school districts seek voter support for school safety and mental health resources
Of 29 districts asking voters to increase local taxes, at least 19 have safety projects a priority if measures are approved.
August 29, 2018
After a suicide and a shooting, Denver’s superintendent urges community to ‘do everything possible to protect our children’
Denver Public Schools has experienced a painful start to the school year.
August 3, 2018
Police reform could have a big impact on Chicago schools
Alex King remembers feeling unsettled whenever he saw uniformed police officers patrolling North Lawndale College Prep, guns on their hips.
June 22, 2018
Happening at a campus near you: Here’s what the security review of every public school in Tennessee looks like
Aging school facilities and heightened safety concerns after Parkland are the drivers behind Tennessee’s unprecedented summertime inspection of all 1,800 of its schools.
May 22, 2018
Charter schools advocates’ next push: Funding for school security
Advocates are asking the City Council to revise a city law in order to help fund charter school security needs.
April 4, 2018
School security measure passes the Colorado Senate in late night reversal
This proposal divided Democrats, some of whom worry about increasing police presence in schools.
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.
not so fast
April 2, 2018
Senate Republicans throw cold water on $35 million school safety proposal
As the Colorado Senate prepares to take up the budget, Republican members of the Joint Budget Committee didn’t exactly embrace a key amendment from the House.
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.
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