The walls have been breached: Attorneys general from 54 US states and territories call on Congress to restrict AI from creating child porn

Congress must act quickly to prevent the exploitation of children by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. This, according to a letter from attorneys general of 54 U.S. Read More

September 7, 2023
Public Education
Working group to examine Ohio school bus safety

(The Center Square) – A week after a crash killed an elementary school student in southwest Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine announced a working group to examine the safety of buses… Read More

September 1, 2023
Public Education
Personal info of thousands of students and teachers at risk after massive hack of Colorado education department

Names and social security numbers are among the sensitive student data leaked in a data breach reported last week by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).   The hack… Read More

August 9, 2023
Public Education
Denver school board fretted about blame for removing SROs in closed-door meeting after school shooting, recording reveals

A day after a March school shooting Denver school officials held a closed-door meeting supposedly to discuss security concerns. In fact, much of the discussion was about their own political… Read More

July 25, 2023
Public Education
New York middle school principal charged with attempted rape of high school girl, in latest case of alleged predation by school officials

A New York middle school principal has been charged with luring and the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl after he was caught with condoms, chicken nuggets and a milkshake… Read More

July 13, 2023
Public Education
Tennessee governor announces applications open for $200M in school safety funds

The Tennessee governor Wednesday announced nearly $200 million in grants to bolster security at the state’s schools. “Nothing is more important than making sure Tennessee students and teachers return home… Read More

June 22, 2023
Public Education
Michigan school district bans backpacks after 3rd grader brings loaded handgun to school

Another school district in Michigan is instituting a no-backpack policy after school officials confiscated a loaded handgun from an elementary school student on Wednesday. Grand Rapids Public Schools… Read More

May 15, 2023
Public Education
Youngkin announces funding for school safety

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has announced a grant program to improve student safety by beefing up security infrastructures in schools of higher needs. The Stronger Connections… Read More

May 15, 2023
Public Education
Missouri House passes school safety bill

Lawmakers in the Missouri House approved a public safety bill on Monday that would fortify school security measures throughout the state. The legislation, which passed… Read More

April 21, 2023
Public Education
Virginia teacher shot by 6-year-old student breaks silence with interview

In her first public interview since being shot by a 6-year-old student, Virginia teacher Abigail Zwerner said she will be haunted forever by memories of the incident. “There’s… Read More

March 22, 2023
Public Education
Student searches legislation gets hearing Tuesday in North Carolina

(The Center Square) – Lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday will review legislation to set parameters on student searches in schools. Republican-sponsored Senate Bill 90 will receive a… Read More

March 21, 2023
Public Education
Shooting at Seattle high school leaves one student dead, suspect in custody

A student died after a shooting at a North Seattle high school Tuesday morning. A suspect was arrested on a city bus an hour after the incident,… Read More

November 8, 2022
Public Education
Missouri school district to allow armed faculty members as part of safety enhancements

One school district in southern Missouri is enhancing its safety protocols by allowing district staff to carry concealed firearms. Hurley R-1 School District began exploring the policy change in 2018… Read More

September 14, 2022
Public Education
Nearly $50 million going to Ohio schools for safety

(The Center Square) – More than 1,000 Ohio schools in 81 of 88 counties will share $47 million in the state’s push to promote school safety, part of a response… Read More

August 3, 2022
Public Education
Kansas school districts (mostly) ignore school safety questions in wake of Uvalde report

(The Sentinel) – In the wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the Texas Legislature issued a damning report which found “systemic failures” across both the police… Read More

August 2, 2022
Public Education
Georgia officials use federal grant to create school safety website, training for school districts

(The Center Square) – Georgia authorities are using a federal grant to fund a new website to disseminate school safety resources and updated training to Georgia schools. The Georgia Department… Read More

July 20, 2022
Public Education
Georgia’s Cobb County school system allows appointed employees, not teachers, to carry guns at school

(The Center Square) – The Cobb County School Board approved a policy that allows some school employees, but not teachers, to carry guns at school. Proponents say the policy will… Read More

July 18, 2022
Public Education
New Hampshire solicits school security grants

(The Center Square) – New Hampshire education officials are planning to give out millions of dollars to schools to help them harden their buildings and train educators to respond to intruders… Read More

July 11, 2022
Public Education
Arkansas panel looks to harden schools

(The Center Square) – An Arkansas state panel resurrected to recommend school safety measures in light of a mass shooting in Texas is underway. The newly reinstated Arkansas… Read More

June 16, 2022
Public Education
Iowa invests $100M in ARPA and ESSER funds in school safety

(The Center Square) – Iowa will spend $100 million in school safety funding to support public, non-public and independent schools, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday. The initial funding is available… Read More

June 16, 2022