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Military Base Cuts Affect Schools, Target Ranges, More

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, diverting a total $3.6 billion to President Donald Trump'...

Schools Turn to Apps, Other Tech to Guard Against Shootings

LOS ANGELES — Schools trying to protect kids from mass shootings are turning to gunshot detection systems, cellphone apps and artificial intelligence — a high-tech approach designed to reduce the number of victims. "We've kind of reached this state of frust...
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Is It Time to Ban Student Cellphones in Classrooms?

When teachers get together, sooner or later, the conversation turns to the cellphone nightmare. So, I decided to talk to teachers, students and the office of a state lawmaker who wants to fix the problem. Jamie Ouverson Click on the video ...

Face-Off for Governor: Gavin Newsom vs. John Cox

Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom, the candidates for California governor, begin by talking to CALmatters' reporters and editors about how they'd run the Golden State differently from the current of...
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As Character Education Disappears from Schools, Values Suffer

Blending academic instruction with the essential charge of developing students as people is a challenge facing a majority of schools in the 21st century. Paul Barnwell, a teacher in Kentucky, argues in his article published in The Atlantic magazine that the...