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.
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Experts said it's hard to say whether the increase is due to greater awareness spawned by the #MeToo movement or a real increase in incidents.
May 11, 2019
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.
February 15, 2019
Administrators Say Schools Are Equipped to Address Bad Behavior in Early Grades. Teachers Beg to Differ
In a new survey, all superintendents said strategies to deal with behavior issues such as positive behavioral interventions and supports are used in their districts. But just 57 percent of teachers said they used those practices frequently or very frequently.
July 20, 2018
The tool kit by the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, provides steps that district and school leaders can take before, during, and after a crisis and connects them with administrators who have led through similar events.
July 11, 2018
School leaders will also learn strategies to hire and keep the best teachers as well as how to use technology to connect with their students, staff, and community during the annual gathering of middle and elementary school principals.
May 18, 2018
Before Friday's shooting, Texas' Santa Fe High School was perhaps best known as having been at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case on whether students can lead prayers over the public-address system at football games. Now, it has joined an ever-growing list of schools that have lost students or staff to gun violence.
April 17, 2018
Two principals and a superintendent who've experienced gun violence in their schools called for more money for mental health and training on trauma-informed care, positive behavior intervention and support for school staff districts in the aftermath of a school shooting.
May 17, 2017
Nearly all the district's schools have lead levels in the water that exceed federal safety standards. Many of the buildings are also plagued by peeling lead paint, and high concentrations of radon and asbestos.
May 15, 2017
All 90 district schools have high lead levels in the water that flows from sinks and drinking fountains. Dozens of buildings are laced with peeling lead paint, radon and asbestos.