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Afternoon announcements: White House to hold discussions on curbing gun violence

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January 08, 2013 09:22 pm

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The White House task force on gun violence is set to hold meetings with gun owner groups, victims’ organizations and representatives from the video-gaming industry this week. They’ll be listening for potential policy suggestions for curbing gun violence. Washington Post

Recently released D.C. school data shows that charter schools expel students at a higher rate than traditional schools. Washington Post

A Pennsylvania school district accounting error has resulted in a loss of millions of dollars in the current budget. Reading School District is looking at a $15.6 million shortfall. A possible consequence is an inability to make its payroll payment in March. 69 News Pennsylvania

The 2011 Progress is International Reading Literacy Study, or PIRLS in reading is administered to 4th-graders annually. This year, results show that schools with disciplinary issues did not show as great academic achievement as schools without safety problems. Education Week

Multiple school districts around the country are introducing school shooter training sessions, with the goal of preparing staff to respond in any situation. NPR

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