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Read: U.S. Department of Education Will Not Fund Arming Teachers

U.S. Department of Education Will Not Fund Arming Teachers

Secretary DeVos reports that she has no intention of taking any action when it comes to using federal funding to arm teachers.

Read: DeVos Considers Using Federal Funds to Buy Firearms for Schools

DeVos Considers Using Federal Funds to Buy Firearms for Schools

Discussions of using federal grant money to buy firearms for schools has drawn significant criticism from many education and gun control activist groups.

Read: Abuse Claims Against OSU Doctor to Be Reviewed by Education Department

Abuse Claims Against OSU Doctor to Be Reviewed by Education Department

Ohio State also launched its own investigation into allegations that school officials knew of repeated sexual abuse by former team doctor Richard Strauss.

Read: UNC-Chapel Hill Violated Title IX Laws, Finds 5-Year OCR Investigation

UNC-Chapel Hill Violated Title IX Laws, Finds 5-Year OCR Investigation

The OCR investigated over 387 complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence at UNC-Chapel Hill between 2011 and 2016.

Read: Dept. of Ed. Drops 1,200 Civil Rights Cases, Less Likely to Find Violations

Dept. of Ed. Drops 1,200 Civil Rights Cases, Less Likely to Find Violations

An analysis by ProPublica found the percentage of findings of civil rights violations dropped from 51 percent under Obama to 35 percent under Trump.

Read: White House Proposes Merger of Education, Labor Departments

White House Proposes Merger of Education, Labor Departments

The proposal comes 14 months after President Trump signed an executive order calling for ways to merge duplicative offices and programs.

Read: Ohio State Disbands Sexual Assault Center Amid Controversy, Investigations

Ohio State Disbands Sexual Assault Center Amid Controversy, Investigations

The university has hired an outside consulting firm to determine if any violations of Title IX occurred.

Read: OCR Opens Title IX Investigation into USC Gynecologist Scandal

OCR Opens Title IX Investigation into USC Gynecologist Scandal

USC was required to submit all reports and complaints against staff and faculty under a previous agreement but did not provide documents related to the former doctor.

Read: Broward Sheriff, District Disagree on Who Should Provide School Security

Broward Sheriff, District Disagree on Who Should Provide School Security

The Broward Sheriff’s Office recommends the school district establish its own police department but board members say the district doesn’t have the funding or expertise.

Read: Great Mills High School Awarded SERV Grant by Department of Education

Great Mills High School Awarded SERV Grant by Department of Education

The grant money will be used to provide additional staffing support and mental health services after a gunman opened fire at the school, injuring one student and killing another.

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