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Monday, March 19, 2018 9:09 AM

Community and school leaders are seeing a dramatic rise in vaping trends among teens, who are using hard-to-detect “juuling” devices to inhale flavored juices, nicotine and, in some cases, highly concentrated marijuana. A study, released in early March, shows cancer-causing toxins are found in teens who vape.
Bucks County Courier Times, March 19, 2018
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Monday, March 19, 2018 9:08 AM

The walkouts to protest gun violence that mobilized students across the country also created tensions in hallways and classrooms as a new generation was thrust into the debate over guns. While those calling for new restrictions stood in the spotlight, the surge of youth activism has exposed sharp differences of opinion.
Associated Press, March 19, 2018
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Monday, March 19, 2018 9:07 AM

Changes implemented earlier this month by the state Department of Auditor General ensure all school district audits and reviews examine school safety measures and provide findings to law enforcement officials.
Scranton Times-Tribune, March 19, 2018
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Friday, March 16, 2018 8:59 AM

While charter-school enrollments — and costs — are growing in Philadelphia’s collar counties, their academic results constitute a “mixed bag,” with cyber-charter pupils in particular performing worse than those in similarly situated traditional public schools, according to a report released Thursday.
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 15, 2018
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Friday, March 16, 2018 8:57 AM

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has created a new statewide task force to examine ways to improve safety for the state’s schoolchildren.
WHYY, March 15, 2018
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Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:57 AM

Jonathan Bauer, principal at Upper Merion Area HS, testifies on school safety today at House Education Hearing on behalf of the
PA Principals Association.

 

Jon Bauer Testifies on School Safety

 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:25 AM

The US House of Representatives will vote Wednesday on a bill to fund more security at schools. On the Senate side, the Judiciary Committee will hold a widely anticipated hearing Wednesday on the Florida shooting and failures by the FBI and law enforcement to act on warning signs displayed by the gunman before the shooting.
CNN, March 14, 2018
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:46 AM

Organizers say nearly 3,000 walkouts -- including dozens across the midstate -- are set in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Associated Press, March 14, 2018
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:01 AM

Wednesday morning, at 10 o'clock, students at schools across the country will walk out of their classrooms. The plan is for them to leave school — or at least gather in the hallway — for 17 minutes. That's one minute for each of the victims in last month's school shooting in Parkland, FL. The walkout has galvanized teens nationwide and raised big questions for schools about how to handle protests.
NPR, March 13, 2018
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:00 AM

The student walkouts being planned Wednesday in some area schools won't be a traditional protest demonstration with bullhorns and marches. Some won't even be outside, after school officials raised concerns about safety. And one even requires students to write a letter to their legislator.
PennLive, March 12, 2018
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