‘You have to redefine normal’: Leading schools in the aftermath of a shooting

They share an unfortunate bond — the principals and superintendents of schools and districts where unexpected gunfire shattered their peace and where the names of their schools and communities came to symbolize tragedy. Education Week, March 21, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

Poll shows most U.S. teachers want gun control, not guns to carry

Nearly three fourths of U.S. teachers do not want to carry guns in school, and they overwhelmingly favor gun control measures over security steps meant to “harden” schools, according to a new Gallup poll… More

Board praises demonstration

A statewide school safety task force is in the works, authorized by Pennsylvania’s Gov. Tom Wolf and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, according to a state school board association liaison… More

Thousands of Pennsylvania teachers getting letters about personal identity breach

More than 300,000 Pennsylvania school teachers are getting letters telling them they are eligible for free credit monitoring due to a security incident that occurred last month involving personal identity information on a state Education Department database… More

Upper Dublin School Board calls for stricter gun laws

One month after the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the Upper Dublin School Board has formalized its support for stricter gun laws… More

Officer’s response praised as school shooting ends quickly

In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done within less than a minute… More

Snow days take their toll on Pennsylvania school district calendars

Snow days are taking a toll on school calendars this winter, but school districts have been able to get those make-up days in, including sacrificing this year’s spring break… More

DeVos faces withering criticism in House hearing

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced tough questions from House Democrats on Tuesday on gun control, racial bias and civil rights as she sought to defend funding cuts for her agency… More

Trump’s border wall and a tunnel tussle hold up a $1.3 trillion government-wide spending bill

Talks over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill dragged Tuesday as congressional negotiators found themselves tangled in side issues ahead of a Friday deadline. In the discussions is more than $2 billion  to strengthen school safety through grants for training, security measures and treatment for the mentally ill… More

Students say 1 million expected at anti-gun-violence marches

Students from the Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot last month expect more than 1 million participants in upcoming marches in Washington and elsewhere calling for gun regulations, students said Monday… More