Education Secretary, College Chiefs Urge Gun Laws - Higher Education

Higher Education News and Jobs

Education Secretary, College Chiefs Urge Gun Laws

Email




by Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The nation’s schools chief says more needs to be done to make sure children live long enough to attend college. He is joining more than 350 university presidents in urging Congress to take action to protect students from gun violence.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters Monday that guns have no place in schools or on college campuses, other than in the hands of law enforcement. Standing with members of College Presidents for Gun Safety, Duncan also said pressure from outside Washington is needed to force Congress to act on proposals to reduce gun violence.

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting that killed 20 students, lawmakers have considered new measures including expanded background checks for gun buyers and a ban on some types of weapons.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
How HBCUs Can Better Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities As researchers who are primarily concerned with the welfare and experiences of all students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), we are excited to see that more research is focusing on Black and non-Black students at these venerab...
Programs Focused on Diversifying Medical Pipeline For nearly two decades, putting students of color in Los Angeles on a path to medical and health professions has taken a village—a legion of teachers, tutors and mentors as well as deep-pocketed donors and parents eager to propel their children furth...
Lawsuit: University of Dayton Covered Up Football Team Hazing Claims DAYTON, Ohio  — A new lawsuit claims the University of Dayton covered up allegations of hazing connected to the school's football team by ensuring that a UD police investigation never reached local officials. Max Engelhart, a former UD student and...
Woman Guilty of Embezzling $200,000 from Education Nonprofit EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling over $200,000 from a nonprofit that promotes career and technical education programs for Oregon high school and community college students. The Register-Guard reports 74-year-old Thelm...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *