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Why I’ll Be Marching With Students Against Gun Violence

Commentary Mary Beth Tinker, 13, sits with her mother at a Des Moines, Iowa, school board meeting on Dec. 21, 1965, after being suspended for wearing a black arm band to Harding Junior High School. —Dave Penny/Des Moines Register-File In 1969, Tinker v. Des Moines made history. Now, the famous ...

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Child Health – Education Week

Report Roundup “Poisoned Development: Assessing Childhood Lead Exposure as a Cause of Crime in a Birth Cohort Followed Through Adolescence” To the list of problems caused by childhood lead exposure, Harvard University researchers add one more: teenage delinquency. A new study in the journal Criminology tracked 1,225 Chicago children, starting ...

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The Case for Limiting School Security

Commentary Human empathy can succeed where security systems fail By Jennifer Young “We have to harden our schools, not soften them up,” President Donald Trump said at a White House event days after the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. There is no evidence to support such an assertion. ...

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