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AM News: Cops In Schools, Flu In The Classroom

Police in schools may be included in Obama's plan Denver Post: A coalition of progressive groups — including the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Advancement Project, the Alliance for Educational Justice and Dignity in Schools — plans to release a report Friday.

Group says more cops in schools not the answer USA Today: In the wake of last month's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, many educators and school-safety advocates are pushing for an ...

NRA blasts Biden after White House meeting on gun violence Washington Times: Later Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined Biden, the NRA and the other reps from the gun owners groups. Biden and Cabinet members have been meeting with representatives from the entertainment and video industries.

Student tells teacher: 'I don't want to shoot you' AP: The 16-year-old boy had allegedly wounded the teenager he claimed had bullied him, fired two more rounds at students fleeing their first-period science class, then faced teacher Ryan Heber....

Latest Flu Numbers Paint the Picture of an EpidemicAtlantic Wire: Forty-one states have reported "widespread" flu activity, with 24 of those states being declared "high level." In addition, two more children were reported to have died of the flu, bringing the total number of deaths to 20 for people under 18 years old.

Annual poll of education performance ranks Mississippi 48th Hechinger: Mississippi fared particularly poorly in three categories: K-12 achievement, support capacity for teachers, and education spending. However, the state earned an A for its standards and accountability structures, which include issuing annual letter grades to school districts. Districts that repeatedly perform poorly can be taken over by the state.

Op-Ed: To Close The Achievement Gap, Don't Lower The Bar NPR: Florida and Virginia adopted new academic standards for students based on race and ability — refocusing attention on the U.S. achievement gap. In a piece in the Miami Herald, syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts argues that lowering the bar is not the way to fix the education system.

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