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A school safety summit was held at The Factory at Franklin on Tuesday.
Officials are hearing about some of the "best practices" in school security from around the nation. The discussion should help local districts refine their own policies and procedures.
Governor Bill Haslam is proposing $34 million in his new budget. Part of that money may be used to improve security measures.
Haslam was also asked about proposed legislation that would arm teachers or other school personnel. The Governor has questions about the practicality of those plans.
"Right now, in terms of being something that would arm teachers, I just personally don't see the effectiveness of that," said Haslam.
School leaders say the school shooting in Newtown, CT has put this issue front and center.
Tony Majors, who oversees security in Metro Schools, says the tragedy will result in safer schools. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has allocated $5.4 million to help improve security in Metro Schools.
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Tuesday, January 29 2013, 11:46 PM CST
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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