Tag: Active shooter drills

ED Rule Change Will Cut Off Federal Funding To Some Rural Schools. See more national education news here

| March 3, 2020
ED Rule Change Will Cut Off Federal Funding To Some Rural Schools. See more national education news here

A bookkeeping change at the Education Department will kick hundreds of rural school districts out of a federal program that for nearly two decades has funneled funding to some of the most geographically isolated and cash-strapped schools in the United States.

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Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them: Some schools are taking a new approach. See more national education news here

| April 16, 2019
Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them: Some schools are taking a new approach. See more national education news here

Heidi Lee Pottinger’s 4-year-old son was at a football game last fall with his father when, following a touchdown, celebratory fireworks rocketed into the sky. Panicked by the popping sounds, the little boy turned to his dad.

“Active shooter!” he cried, tears in his eyes.

Pottinger’s son is one of millions of schoolchildren in America who have done active shooter and lockdown drills. The exercises, a legacy of the April 20, 1999, Columbine High School rampage, are intended to prepare teachers and students for the rare threat of a gunman opening fire in their school.

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