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February 28, 2020

School Districts Urged to Be Candid About Coronavirus Plans

The AASA, the School Superintendents Association, told districts to consider canceling overseas trips, teach proper hand-washing techniques, and be careful not to stigmatize students amid coronavirus concerns.

January 24, 2020

Stopping Violence in Schools: Effort to Create National Guidelines Underway

The National Association of School Resource Officers is working with experts to put together a research-based best-practice guide for schools and districts on school violence prevention.

December 20, 2019

A Memorial Honoring School Employees Killed on the Job Has 37 New Names

Ten educators—half of whom had been killed in school shootings in the 2017-18 academic year—were honored during last year's memorial rededication. Of the 37 names that were added this year, only one death was from the 2018-19 school year.

November 07, 2019

More Than 50,000 School Buses to Be Recalled for Safety Concerns

The recall is due to the fact that the bus seats don't have enough padding, increasing the risk of students getting injured in a crash.

September 28, 2019

7 Steps Schools Can Take to Keep Sporting Events Safe

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.

July 25, 2019

California Lawsuit Offers Cautionary Tale on School-Based Probation Programs

Riverside County, Calif. today settled a class action lawsuit over a controversial school-based probation program, highlighting potential pitfalls in how schools partner with law enforcement on campus.

July 17, 2019

Superintendent Faces Discipline After Authorizing Active-Shooter Drill With Mask, Fake Gun

A school safety expert called the drill, in which a district employee allegedly wore a mask and wielded a fake gun, "over the top" with the potential to do more harm than good.

May 15, 2019

What Principals Are Most Worried About Right Now

More than half of the principals surveyed also said they were responsible for making safety decisions in their schools, including things like campus check-in procedures and security for after-school events.

May 11, 2019

To Help Schools Make Better Decisions About Safety, Johns Hopkins University Launches New Center

Johns Hopkins has launched a new program that aims to help schools and educators make informed decisions about school safety and creating healthy learning environments.


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