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Students gather at the U.S. Capitol to protest gun violence Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Arming teachers takes a step in the wrong direction

By Alexis Buncich | Columnist March 15, 2018

Teachers have a long list of supplies they absolutely need for their classrooms: poster boards, markers, textbooks, pencils and now — if President Donald Trump has his way — guns. With recent debates...

Annual changes to Pennsylvania’s school code were proposed in House Bill 178, moving to the Senate for debate next week. (Photo by Kumar Appaiah via Flickr)

Editorial: PA Republicans’ education bill offers little choice

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 23, 2017

The first full school year under new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is well underway and, in a bill passed last week, Pennsylvania’s state legislators are mirroring the federal administration’s...

Education Sec. Betsy DeVos listens during a meeting with President Donald Trump in April 11. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

DeVos takes backward step on sexual assault

By Erica Brandbergh | Columnist September 11, 2017

For a cabinet member who’s already one of the most controversial in the Trump administration, it would have seemed difficult for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to become even more divisive....

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