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The Parkland School Shooting: Complete Coverage

On Feb. 14, 2018, a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 and sending hundreds fleeing into the streets. It would become the third-deadliest school shooting in the nation's history. (February 15, 2018)

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The Parkland School Shooting: Complete Coverage
On Feb. 14, 2018, a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 and sending hundreds fleeing into the streets. It would become the third-deadliest school shooting in the nation's history.

The Newtown School Shootings
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A Lingering Shame: Sexual Abuse of Students by School Employees
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Columbine: 10 Years Later
A decade on, this collection looks at the events, survivors, and lessons gleaned from the attack at a Colorado high school.

The Virginia Tech Shootings
The mass slaying at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute revived vexing questions and raised familiar fears for K-12 educators across the country.

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Students in grades 9 through 12 must receive instruction on dealing with law enforcement that includes a 16-minute video showing possible scenarios on being pulled over.
October 17, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Principals are closest to the fears that students, staff, and parents have of school violence. Here's how three principals strive to keep their schools safe.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
As Florida educators work to make schools less vulnerable to attack, a single line in state law is making that job more confusing.
October 12, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Echoing a national trend, students in Colorado are increasingly turning to the Safe2Tell system to report friends and classmates who are at risk of harming themselves.
October 8, 2018 – Education Week
Even in this extraordinary #MeToo era, ordinary women who've experienced harassment or assault at work are often reluctant to share their stories publicly. Arianna Prothero found that to be just as true as she reported on sexual harassment and assaults in schools and other K-12 workplaces.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
While state education chiefs praised the Every Student Succeeds Act for giving them new flexibility, Democratic senators said using federal money to arm teachers would be a terrible mistake.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
Publicly, the Parkland school shooting reignited the U.S. gun-control debate. Privately, it propelled industry efforts to sell school fortification as the answer to the mass killing of American kids.
October 2, 2018 – AP
Chicago Public Schools will not receive a $4 million federal grant this year because the district has failed to demonstrate that it is sufficiently addressing complaints of sexual violence, the U.S. Department of Education said.
September 28, 2018 – AP
Even in a year that included mass school shootings and an unprecedented level of gun-control activism, state legislatures across the country fell back to largely predictable and partisan patterns, an Associated Press review has found.
September 26, 2018 – AP
The computer simulation—which looks similar to a video game—allows teachers, administrators, and police to train for crisis events in schools, including shootings. The Department of Homeland Security will offer the program free to schools starting Nov. 1.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week

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