Parkland Shooting
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Tax credits and school choice: A win-win duo?

Education | Republicans in Washington want to boost school choice, but some conservatives are wary
by Laura Edghill
Posted 3/06/19, 02:55 pm

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos introduced a bold plan last week to offer $5 billion annually in tax credits that would expand school choice. Accompanying legislation sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., aims to give parents more choices for their children’s education without diverting funds from public schools.

“What’s missing in education today is at the core of what makes America truly great: freedom,” DeVos said. “Kids should be free to learn where and how it works for them.”

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Dangerous games

Media | On the Parkland shooting anniversary, parents criticize producers of violent video games
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/15/19, 02:41 pm

A year after the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the Parents Television Council (PTC) is calling out the entertainment industry for ignoring pleas from parents and regulators to curb gun violence in media marketed to children.

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Parkland seeks peace on shooting anniversary

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 2/14/19, 12:08 pm

In the year following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., families of the victims became active in politics, established nonprofit foundations, and lived every day missing a part of their lives. Seventeen people were killed in Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history. Shooting suspect and former student Nikolas Cruz remains in jail awaiting trial.

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