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Getting our school shooting facts straight

Education | Keeping students safe requires policymakers and educators to consider the truth about where, why, and how often violence comes to campus
by Leigh Jones
Posted 1/31/18, 03:58 pm

Kentucky lawmakers from both parties are scrambling to find a solution to the scourge of school shootings following a 15-year-old boy’s rampage at a rural high school in Marshall County. The teen, armed with a handgun, shot 16 classmates last week, killing two of them.

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California lawmakers call for more homeschool oversight

Education | Despite the horrors of the Turpin case, homeschool advocates note child abuse risk factors don’t include learning at home
by Leigh Jones
Posted 1/24/18, 03:05 pm

Homeschooling opponents in California seized on the horrific case of child abuse discovered Jan. 14 in Riverside County to call for more oversight of parents who teach their children at home. But homeschooling advocates say policymakers need to consider one key fact obscured by emotional reactions to the Turpin case: None of the organizations that track child abuse list homeschooling as a risk factor.

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University of Iowa forces Christian group off campus

Education | Administrators say students violated anti-bias policy for denying gay member a leadership role
by Leigh Jones
Posted 1/17/18, 03:04 pm

A Christian student group at the University of Iowa has filed suit against the school after losing its official status as an official on-campus organization because it requires leaders to hold Biblical beliefs about sexuality.

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