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School districts grapple with coronavirus quarantines, face masks and fear. See more national education news here

| February 25, 2020
School districts grapple with coronavirus quarantines, face masks and fear. See more national education news here

In one school district, families are pulling their kids out of school. In others, students show up in face masks.

Educators in another Southern California community agreed to suspend an exchange program to keep visiting Chinese students out of quarantine.

School districts across the U.S., particularly those with large Asian American populations, have scrambled to respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 1,500 people and sickened tens of thousands more, almost all in China.

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Teaching students to be civic-minded, and civil about it. See more national education news here

| January 7, 2020
Teaching students to be civic-minded, and civil about it. See more national education news here

There was a time in this country when you had to be a white, male landowner to vote. While that’s changed, many people who could use American democracy’s fundamental tool still don’t.

More women voted in the 2018 midterm elections than men, but voter turnout for whites was much higher than all other ethnic groups — although the percentage of increase for those of Asian and Hispanic origin is growing more rapidly. The same goes for young people.

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Senate panel approves bill to allow loaded firearms on campus. See more state education news here

| March 19, 2019
Senate panel approves bill to allow loaded firearms on campus. See more state education news here

It’s billed by proponents as a way moms can defend themselves from attackers while dropping their children off at school. But legislation that cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday on a 4-3 party-line vote also would permit high schoolers who are at least 18 to bring and keep loaded weapons in their vehicles. And that alarmed some foes of HB 2693 who said it creates the opportunity for what starts out as a spat among students to quickly escalate if one goes out to the parking lot to retrieve the weapon.

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