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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Reopens After Shooting

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:22:56 -0500

Students will return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this week for the first time since a gunman killed 17 people. On Sunday, the school is holding an orientation day.

Students Walk Out For Gun Laws; West Virginia Teachers Walk Out For Pay

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:55:24 -0500

Students across the country pushed for stricter gun laws while President Trump and Secretary DeVos made news at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Teachers Respond To Trump's Push To Arm School Staff

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:28:39 -0500

After the Parkland shooting, some teachers think the president's proposal to give teachers guns could deter potential shooters. Others struggle with the expectation of putting their lives on the line.

In Ohio, Some Teachers Have Been Armed For Years

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

President Trump says a teacher who is "adept at firearms" could help stop an active shooter. In Ohio, a training program attempts to prepare teachers who plan to open-carry on campus.

A Vermont High School Has Just 3 Students

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

A tiny high school in a rural Vermont will close at the end of the school year. Scott Simon asks freshmen Nicholas Steeventon and Hap Ingramthere what it's like attending a school with three students.

A Student Solution To Give Utah Debtors A Fighting Chance

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:05:41 -0500

In Utah, the majority of civil lawsuits are debt related; nearly all of the debtors face those suits without any legal help. A group of law students at Brigham Young University wants to change that.

It's Hard To Imagine How Armed Teachers Might Change Schools

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:39:48 -0500

President Trump has suggested 20 percent of teachers should be armed, to protect students. NPR's Scott Simon wonders how that might change the nature of school and how teachers and students relate.

Teachers Across The Country Are Thinking About Active Shooter Situations

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:35:00 -0500

President Trump tweeted this week that teachers should be armed, in response to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. Since then teachers and other school administrators are looking at what they would do in a shooting situation.

Florida Governor Calls For Raising Age Limit For Gun Purchases From 18 To 21

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:11:00 -0500

Instead of broader gun control, Gov. Rick Scott wants to keep guns away from mentally ill or violent people. He announced funds for "school hardening" and police officers in every school.

School District In Texas Armed Staff After Sandy Hook Massacre

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

The Holliday Independent School District permits licensed staff to carry guns at schools. David Greene talks to superintendent Kevin Dyes about the training staff receive to combat an active shooter.

NEA Offical Reacts To Trump's Idea Of Arming Teachers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

President Trump says he supports arming teachers with military or special training. David Greene talks to Becky Pringle, vice president of the National Education Association, about her concerns.

Trump Appears To Read From The NRA's Script Hours After The Gun Lobby Chief's Speech

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:19:52 -0500

The president held another meeting on the subject of school safety after 17 people were killed last week in a shooting at a Florida high school.

West Virginia's Teachers Walk Off The Job, Protesting Low Pay And Benefit Cuts

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:58:00 -0500

Teachers formed picket lines and descended on the state Capitol to demand higher salaries and better insurance. The state has some of the lowest teacher pay in the country.

Why West Virginia Teachers Are Demanding Higher Pay and Improved Benefits

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

Schools closed across West Virginia Thursday as teachers there walked out to demand higher pay and improved benefits.

How School Shootings Have Changed The Teaching Profession

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

Education schools are now training teachers how to deal with an active shooter. One expert says it hasn't deterred teachers from applying, but it has changed the profession, for better or worse.