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Schools have stepped up security measures and law enforcement presence over the last 20 years. And, contrary to popular perception, students feel safer and are less likely to report being victimized at school, federal data show.


Funding for post-Newtown program that funds research into a broad range of school safety issues has been redirected to help pay for a new federal school security bill. Researchers fear that will leave schools without necessary research to guide their security efforts.


While Parkland's student activists have received much attention, family members of victims of a school shooting their have successfully pushed for changes at both the state and federal levels.


Sandy Hook Promise launched an anonymous reporting system that schools can use to collect and track student tips about possible violent behavior. The aim: Stop the next school shooting before it starts.


A school-based sheriff's deputy confronted a student gunman at a Maryland high school Tuesday, fueling debates over school safety and the role of law enforcement in schools.


Broward County sheriff's deputies arrested a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Tuesday for a social media threat. And they sought to prohibit the brother of the accused school shooter from obtaining weapons under the state's new "red flag law."


Members of Congress debated a directive to drive down disproportionately high discipline rates for students of color with Republicans questioning whether similar policies in a Florida district allowed the accused Parkland, Fla., shooter to avoid being arrested despite his reportedly frequent discipline issues at school.


"Knee-jerk reactions" to school safety fears after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., have created civil rights concerns for students of color and students with disabilities, a group of civil rights organizations said Monday.


After a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students will be processing their trauma for years to come, a teacher told lawmakers.


A focus on students' social, emotional, and academic development improves classroom learning, a new report says, but teachers need support to bring that mindset into their work.


Florida lawmakers passed a bill that includes restrictions on gun purchases, school safety measures, and a voluntary program to arm school staff. Gov. Rick Scott has not said if he will sign it.


Prevention is an important part of school safety plans, experts say. But the public isn't always aware of successful prevention efforts, and that can skew debates over school safety.


Robert Runcie, the superintendent of the Broward County district recovering from a Feb. 14 school shooting, called for an independent review of the "educational record and the academic, social and emotional services" that accused gunman Nikolas Cruz received while he was a student.


Obama-era guidance that calls on schools not to rely on police to administer routine student discipline "may have contributed to systemic failures" to report a school shooting suspect's behavior to law enforcement, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote in a letter to U.S. Secretary or Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions Monday.


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