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Feb 24, 2018
In Ohio, Some Teachers Have Been Armed For Years
President Trump says a teacher who is "adept at firearms" could help stop an active shooter. In Ohio, a training program attempts to prepare teachers who plan to open-carry on campus.

Feb 24, 2018
A Vermont High School Has Just 3 Students
A tiny high school in a rural Vermont will close at the end of the school year. Scott Simon asks freshmen Nicholas Steeventon and Hap Ingramthere what it's like attending a school with three students.

Feb 24, 2018
A Student Solution To Give Utah Debtors A Fighting Chance
In Utah, the majority of civil lawsuits are debt related; nearly all of the debtors face those suits without any legal help. A group of law students at Brigham Young University wants to change that.

Feb 24, 2018
It's Hard To Imagine How Armed Teachers Might Change Schools
President Trump has suggested 20 percent of teachers should be armed, to protect students. NPR's Scott Simon wonders how that might change the nature of school and how teachers and students relate.

Feb 23, 2018
Teachers Across The Country Are Thinking About Active Shooter Situations
President Trump tweeted this week that teachers should be armed, in response to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. Since then teachers and other school administrators are looking at what they would do in a shooting situation.

Feb 23, 2018
Florida Governor Calls For Raising Age Limit For Gun Purchases From 18 To 21
Instead of broader gun control, Gov. Rick Scott wants to keep guns away from mentally ill or violent people. He announced funds for "school hardening" and police officers in every school.

Feb 23, 2018
School District In Texas Armed Staff After Sandy Hook Massacre
The Holliday Independent School District permits licensed staff to carry guns at schools. David Greene talks to superintendent Kevin Dyes about the training staff receive to combat an active shooter.

Feb 23, 2018
NEA Offical Reacts To Trump's Idea Of Arming Teachers
President Trump says he supports arming teachers with military or special training. David Greene talks to Becky Pringle, vice president of the National Education Association, about her concerns.

Feb 22, 2018
Trump Appears To Read From The NRA's Script Hours After The Gun Lobby Chief's Speech
The president held another meeting on the subject of school safety after 17 people were killed last week in a shooting at a Florida high school.

Feb 22, 2018
West Virginia's Teachers Walk Off The Job, Protesting Low Pay And Benefit Cuts
Teachers formed picket lines and descended on the state Capitol to demand higher salaries and better insurance. The state has some of the lowest teacher pay in the country.


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