September 2019 Archives

With some recent high school football games marred by gun violence, districts are rethinking security measures for games as well as other after-school events that draw large crowds. Here are seven steps that experts say districts should take to increase safety.


The new effort is intended to make what's generally been a scattershot, teacher-by-teacher effort into something districts can support in a more coordinated manner and possibly prevent some districts from banning the practice.


Stanford University released an interactive web tool that allows users to look up school and district performance in comparison to nationwide benchmarks.


The arrest of a 6-year-old girl by a school resource officer thrust the controversy over the role of police officers in schools back into the public eye. Here are some best practices for districts and schools for setting clear guidelines for SROs.


A new survey by Pew Research Center shows that while most Americans believe key industry leaders behave unethically some of the time, they place a high level of confidence in K-12 principals and believe that they care about their students and are more likely to admit to mistakes.


As students choose to miss school to take part in large protests around issues such as gun violence and climate change, it poses challenges for how districts should handle youth activism.


An overwhelming majority of school leaders think building community trust is important, but many question whether their districts are effectively cultivating relationships with parents and other residents, a national survey finds.


A searing report and federal oversight over Title IX enforcement in Chicago raises the question: Is it an outlier, or just the first to get caught?


The South, once the nation's most integrated region, has been re-segregating, and in recent years one factor has been smaller communities breaking away from larger districts to form their own systems.


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