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Arizona District Cancels Days of Classes Due To Ransomware Attack

Arizona District Cancels Days of Classes Due To Ransomware Attack

While other districts have decided to pay out fines to hackers, the Flagstaff Unified School District says it is not planning to pay the ransom.

Two New Texas Laws Regarding Guns on School Grounds Now in Effect

Two New Texas Laws Regarding Guns on School Grounds Now in Effect

The gun laws, which went into effect just hours after a shooting left five dead in Midland and Odessa, further loosen gun restrictions.



New York Law Allows School Districts to Install Cameras to Catch Drivers Not Stopping for Buses

New York Law Allows School Districts to Install Cameras to Catch Drivers Not Stopping for Buses

A new law allows school districts to install cameras on buses to catch drivers who do not stop when buses have red stop lights flashing.

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YouTubers Prompt Florida Schools to Look at Restricting Video Recording on Campus

These days YouTube is a way of living for some families. But are families going too far by recording a school campus and its students for a YouTube video?

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Texas Governor Releases Report Detailing Progress on Implementing State School Safety Action Plan

For the last two years, Texas officials have worked together to come up with ways to improve school safety. Legislators made upgrades to the state’s school safety framework and provided funding to ensure all school safety requirements can be effectively implemented.

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Florida Students to Have Social Media Activity Monitored As Part of New School Safety Portal

Florida lawmakers believe monitoring students' social media will help to prevent mass school shootings and other threats.

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Dayton Schools Grapple With How to Handle Expelled Students, Threats in Wake of Mass Shooting

Expelled students typically return to their original schools within 80 days according to Ohio law. How should administrators, parents and students handle the returned students?

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New Tech Program Identifies ‘High Risk Words,’ Potential Threats In Student Communications

A Tennessee district uses the program Gaggle to track and identify suicide and violence threats in communications on the school system.

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Ohio Governor Signs Executive Order to Create School Safety Center

The center aims to increase the use of an anonymous tipline, review school emergency management plans and host an annual safety summit, among other priorities.

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Sacramento Schools to Reduce Number of School Resource Officers Under New Safety Plan

The plan was approved by the Sacramento school board last week after community members asked for more mental health resources and fewer police in schools.

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