A group of Oregon students is advocating for a bill that proposes adding "mental or behavioral health" to a list of reasons for excused school absences.
Amid public concerns about school safety fueled by high-profile school shootings, new federal data show reports of student fights, bullying, and other forms of victimization have continued a decades-long trend of decline. At the same time, schools have ramped up security measures, like the use of cameras and restricted entrances.
More than 20 Denver-area schools took precautions Tuesday as the FBI searched for an "armed and extremely dangerous" woman who was inspired by the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School.
As more states consider arming teachers, a gun-control group's analysis found dozens of incidents of guns left accessible to students, misfired, or used inappropriately.
Three school districts in Indiana are partnering with a local nonprofit to send healthy frozen meals home on weekends with students whose families are food insecure.
Two students who survived last year's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., have killed themselves in the last week. Education Week spoke to two suicide experts about supporting students in crisis.
Through a series of changes—both philosophical and practical—Principal Hamish Brewer and his team are working to make Fred M. Lynn Middle School in Prince William County, Va., a place where students' needs drive every decision they make. Here are five things they've already done to move toward that goal.
A pair of Democratic lawmakers filed resolutions to prohibit the use of federal funds to arm teachers. The move follows months of controversy over whether Title IV dollars can be used for such purposes.
An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."
An 11-year-old Florida student was arrested a school-based officer after he refused to say the pledge of allegiance. Civil rights groups have used such incidents to sound the alarm about an increase in school policing.