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Obama guns plan to include trafficking law Politico: The other elements of Obama's proposals will focus on education and mental health, Reed said. Obama will seek to build on existing anti-bullying efforts and provide more federal resources for school counselors and school resources officers.

Metal Detectors to Bear Spray, Students Search For Gun Violence SolutionsNewsHour: In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., the NewsHour asked students from the 45 schools participating in its Student Reporting Labs about ways to prevent the next school shooting.

Failing LAUSD School Targeted In Parent Trigger Law PetitionReuters: The move represents a repudiation of the largest school district in a state that in 2010 became the first to pass a trigger law, letting parents of students in failing schools band together to force sweeping change: They can fire teachers, oust administrators or turn the school over to private management.

Video: Reading, writing and revolvers in Texas? NBC: Texas lawmakers want to allow school teachers to carry a gun into the classrooms. KXAS reporter Omar Villafranca has the story. (NBC News)

Report: Disadvantaged students in U.S. gaining on international peers Hechinger: After adjusting for both of these factors, they estimated that the United States would place fourth in reading and 10th in math—which demonstrates that educational reforms alone aren’t enough for the United States to catch up to the international competition, Carnoy said.

Child-Phobic Teacher Sues School DistrictAP:  A former teacher is suing the Cincinnati school district, saying she was discriminated against because of her rare phobia: a fear of young children.

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