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4-19-19 Education in the News

CBS News--How Columbine forever changed the way we respond to active shooters

The moment school protective officer Michael Ortega receives a call is the moment he starts planning what he's going to do next.

"And the situation like this where it's an active shooter, I could be going in alone," Ortega said. "That's the whole purpose of an active shooter situation is to get there and stop the threat."
That's an entirely different tactic than what was used during Columbine. Twenty years ago, police waited for a SWAT team and in those minutes the shooters kept killing. Now, in Colorado, officers are told to go in alone and get the shooter.


CBS News April 18, 2019, 7:44 AM


Chalkbeat--Charter networks KIPP and IDEA win big federal grants to fund ambitious growth plans

Two prominent charter school networks, KIPP and IDEA, netted huge grants from the federal government to fuel their expansion.


Matt Barnum| April 19, 2019


Education Week--Mismatch Seen Between New Science Tests and State Requirements

Questions may be unfamiliar to some

New science tests are rolling out across the country, but some teachers are worried that they will include a lot of questions on subjects their students haven't studied.


Catherine Gewertz| April 16, 2019


NPR--Twenty Years Later, A Look At Columbine, Then And Now

The nation was shocked on April 20, 1999, when 12 students and one teacher were killed in a mass shooting at Columbine High School outside of Denver, Colorado. In the 20 years since, through other prominent school shootings from Sandy Hook to Parkland and an ongoing rise in U.S. shooting deaths, Columbine has loomed large in our politics, policy, and culture.


Text  by Leigh Paterson; Adhiti Bandlamuti and Alana Wise contributed to this report| Aprile 18, 2019

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