December 18, 2018

Scrap Discipline Guidance, Consider Arming School Staff, Trump Commission Says

Read the entire article by Evie Blad and Alyson Klein on Education Week.

A panel created by President Donald Trump to help prevent future school shootings called Tuesday for getting rid of Obama administration guidance aimed at making sure students of color and students with disabilities aren't disciplined more harshly than their peers.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who leads the Federal Commission on School Safety, said the report encourages schools "to seriously consider the option of partnering with local law enforcement in the training and arming of school personnel." But the report did not suggest that arming school staff-something supported by Trump-become a federal mandate.​

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