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California Adopts Broadest US Rules for Seizing Guns

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. "With school and workplace shootings on the rise, it's common ...
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Why California Should Close Failing School Districts

School has begun for the 40,000-plus students of Sweetwater Union High School District. But the district’s crisis never ends. Sweetwater rarely makes the statewide news, but it’s California’s largest secondary school district. Sweetwater's high schools and ...

Schools Turn to Technology to Reduce Toll During Shootings

LOS ANGELES — Efforts to combat school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger. "We can im...