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Education
5:34 am
Wed April 3, 2013

NRA Task Force Issues Plan For School Safety

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 7:19 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene. Good morning.

Today, we have dispatches from the fight over gun control.

INSKEEP: President Obama visits Colorado today. He's trying to regain momentum for new federal gun laws, as we'll hear in a moment.

GREENE: We begin with the National Rifle Association. After a school shooting in Connecticut, the NRA called for more guns, not gun control.

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Around the Nation
5:26 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Company Withdraws Naming Rights Offer For FAU Stadium

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 7:19 am

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For Florida Atlantic University, a recent decision to sell the naming rights of its new football stadium to the GEO Group, turned from being a cash windfall to a PR disaster. When FAU's president announced the deal, she called GEO, a private prison corporation, a wonderful company. Not everyone agreed. Students, troubled by allegations of abuse at some facilities, held protests and now the deal has been called off.

From Miami, NPR's Greg Allen reports.

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Education
6:17 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Teaching Grading Delay Approved in Committee

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A plan to delay implementation of parts of a new system for grading public school teachers in Oklahoma easily cleared a House committee.

The House Common Education Committee voted 14-1 Tuesday for a one-year delay of full implementation of the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System, or TLE.

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Education
3:30 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

NRA-Funded Plan Recommends Armed Staff Members In Schools

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 8:56 pm

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As Connecticut moves toward those tough new gun laws, the National Rifle Association unveiled its own plan today to make schools safer. The gun rights group had promised such a plan last December, just a week after the Newtown massacre.

As NPR's Peter Overby reports, the NRA's proposal, dubbed National School Shield, would put at least one armed guard in every school.

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Education
3:30 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Atlanta Teachers, Administrators Start Reporting To Jail For Racketeering

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 8:56 pm

Key school district figures in the Atlanta test cheating scandal are expected to turn themselves in Tuesday.

Education
11:03 am
Tue April 2, 2013

For Women, No Straight Road To Success

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 11:57 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, it is April, which means, along with April showers, National Poetry Month and we will be asking you once again to contribute if you would like by tweeting us your original poems in 140 characters or less. We are going to kick it off with our curator Holly Bass in just a minute.

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Guns in Schools
4:31 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Gun Toting Teachers Bill Shot Down in State Senate

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The chairman of the Senate Education Committee says he doesn't plan to grant a hearing to a bill that would give school districts the option of allowing armed teachers in public school classrooms.

Bartlesville Republican Sen. John Ford told The Associated Press on Monday he has no plans to hear the bill in his committee this session. This week is the deadline for the bill to be granted a Senate committee hearing. The bill could still be reassigned to another committee, but Ford says he doesn't expect that will happen.

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Education
4:17 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Basic Marketing May Be To Blame For Fewer Low-Income Students At Top Universities

Audie Cornish talks to Caroline Hoxby, an economics professor at Stanford University, about her study on expanding college opportunities for low-income students. They discuss how providing low-income applicants with more information about selective college can improve application and acceptance rates.

Drugs in School
3:06 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Norman Students Treated for Apparent Drug Overdose

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Four Norman High School students have been taken to a Norman hospital after apparently taking prescription drugs at the school.

District spokeswoman Shelly Hickman says the students appeared under the influence of drugs late Monday morning. She said they did not appear to be in a life-threatening condition and were taken to Norman Regional Hospital as a precaution.

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Education
11:05 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Struggling Schools Targeted For Takeovers

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 11:33 am

Many political leaders say the solution for failing school systems is a takeover. But can mayors, governors or other government leaders actually fix broken schools? Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses the expectations and consequences of school takeovers with Emily Richmond of the National Education Writers Association.

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