school safety
Bill allowing concealed carry-on school grounds advances in South Dakota Senate

A South Dakota Senate committee approved a school safety bill that would permit the concealed carry of firearms on school grounds under certain conditions. Sponsored by Sen. Brent Hoffman,… Read More

February 16, 2024
More work needed on school safety, Arkansas lawmakers told

(The Center Square) – Arkansas lawmakers passed some of the most comprehensive school safety legislation in the county, but more work is needed, a joint education committee heard Monday. Dr. Read More

November 8, 2023
Public Education
School safety forum brings educators, law enforcement together

(The Center Square) – More than 1,100 people registered to attend the 2023 Virginia School Safety Training Forum, which will address roughly 20 topics pertaining to school safety and student well-being. Read More

July 28, 2023
Oklahoma lawmakers pass teacher pay raises, school safety measures

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma teachers will see raises between $3,000 and $6,000, depending on experience, as part of an education package approved by lawmakers by lawmakers on Friday. The… Read More

May 22, 2023
Arizona Gov. Hobbs vetoes school safety bills

(The Center Square) – Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed two bills that aimed to promote school safety on campuses throughout Arizona. House Bill 2332 would have required “one or more” firearms… Read More

April 19, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Parent keeps child at home after ‘kill’ list circulates at Pennsylvania school

A parent at a Pennsylvania school is keeping their son at home after the student appeared on a “kill list” circulating among 5th grade students. The parent, who… Read More

April 18, 2023
Public Education
Georgia’s Kemp signs education bills

(The Center Square) – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed several education bills, including House Bill 147, the Safe Schools Act. It establishes a voluntary school safety and anti-gang endorsement for… Read More

April 17, 2023
Wisconsin legislator pushing for concealed carry in schools

(The Center Square) – There is a plan at the Wisconsin Capitol that would allow teachers and school workers to carry a gun inside a school. State Rep. Scott Allen, R-Waukesha,… Read More

April 11, 2023
Public Education
States weigh legislation to ramp up school security following Nashville shooting

(Daily Caller) – Several states are considering legislation to increase security precautions in schools following a Nashville shooting which killed six. Oregon, Missouri and … Read More

April 4, 2023
Public Education
Tennessee governor proposes armed guard at every school in state after shooting

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee will propose funding an armed guard for every school in the state in the wake of the shooting at Covenant Christian. The funding would… Read More

April 3, 2023
Public Education
Karine Jean-Pierre refuses to say if Biden supports armed security at schools

(Daily Caller) – White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to say if President Joe Biden supported armed security at schools during Thursday’s press briefing. “I’m going to step back… Read More

March 31, 2023
Public Education
New Kentucky law expands definitions related to the use of school resource officers

(The Center Square) – Kentucky lawmakers hope they have already have taken steps that can help avoid a tragedy such as took place in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday. On Friday… Read More

March 28, 2023
Public Education
Shooting at Denver East High School, no SROs on site, suspect found dead

Two adult faculty members were shot by a 17-year-old student in a Denver high school on Wednesday morning. The suspect, identified by police as Austin Lyle, was… Read More

March 22, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Texas lawmaker prioritizing school safety, teacher pay hikes, parental controls over explicit materials

(The Center Square) – Over the last few weeks, House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, has announced in piecemeal fashion bills he says the state House must prioritize. Several he recently… Read More

March 16, 2023
Public Education
6 school safety bills filed, address security failure in Uvalde

(The Center Square) – State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, filed six school safety bills on Thursday, referring to them as “Safety Six.” The bills, he says, will address a number… Read More

March 13, 2023
Public Education
Defiance, physical aggression and disruption beset Nebraska elementary schools

Nebraska’s elementary students are increasingly struggling with defiance, physical aggression and disruption, according to an Omaha World Herald review of school districts’ behavioral data. Read More

February 21, 2023
Public Education
Indiana House passes bill to provide voluntary firearms training to teachers

(The Center Square) – Indiana lawmakers approved a bill recently that would allow teachers and school staff to receive firearms training. Under House Bill 1177, the state… Read More

February 20, 2023
Public Education
Ohio plans larger approach for school safety

(The Center Square) – The state wants Ohio schools to focus on the physical and emotional well-being of students in order to provide a complete safety structure. The Ohio School Safety… Read More

February 13, 2023
Public Education
Mississippi Senate committee passes bill to allow schools to arm workers

(The Center Square) — Against a key deadline in the Mississippi Legislature on Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee advanced several bills that are now headed for a full chamber vote. Read More

February 1, 2023
Public Education
Akron teachers strike for school safety, more discipline

School violence has become so bad in Akron, Ohio, teachers are planning to strike when the spring semester commences. Akron Education Association (AEA) announced its… Read More

December 30, 2022