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Removing officers from school hallways plays just one small part in taking down the school policing system.
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Education Effect of School Lockdown Drills on Students Under Scrutiny
Some lockdown drills are announced ahead of time, so kids know it is coming. For others, there's no warning at all. And some go even further.
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A SWAT officer leads a group of students to safety as they participate in an active shooter drill on Sept. 12, 2015, at Oak Knoll School in Cary, Ill.
A SWAT officer leads a group of students to safety as they participate in an active shooter drill on Sept. 12, 2015, at Oak Knoll School in Cary, Ill.
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Professional Development Some Kids Had a 'Choppy' K-12 Experience This Year. ISTE Will Explore Solutions
Big themes at this year's online-only ed-tech conference will include acceleration and finding K-12's way in a new, more virtual world.
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Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Athletes Over NCAA in Case on Education-Related Compensation
In a case watched in high school sports, the justices hold that some limits on college athlete compensation violate federal antitrust law.
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States Interactive Map: Where Critical Race Theory Is Under Attack
This national map tracks where state legislatures are attempting to limit how teachers can discuss racism and sexism in the classroom.
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Tay Andwerson, front center, Denver School Board at-large director, leads demonstrators through Civic Center Park on a march to City Park to call for more oversight of the police Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Denver.
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