Officials say the Arapahoe High School shooting could have been worse. Parents and policy makers are likely asking themselves if there's anything else they could have done to prevent it.


Good-looking students, bigoted adolescents, and the son of Jafar—here's what you might have missed in news and thoughts related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.


Two students were injured in a shooting at a Colorado high school before the gunman, a student, shot and killed himself at the scene, police said.


A Colorado school drew attention when it suspended a six-year-old boy for kissing a classmate.


A Colorado task force recommended educating parents about the risks of not vaccinating their children before allowing them to claim a personal exemption from the requirement.


A national study found few states have investigated whether decisions to raise compulsory school attendance ages actually reduced dropout rates. The study recommends a careful review of the effects as Maryland raises its attendance age in two phases.


Vice President Joe Biden is set to announce federal funds to boost mental health programs nearly a year after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


Minneapolis district considers de-emphasizing suspensions following scrutiny of racial differences in disciplinary rates.


Disney's two newest princesses, PISA, and German school design—here's what you might have missed in news and thoughts related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.


U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota plans to file a piece of legislation that would ease new school lunch requirements. She's not the first to do so. And a few thoughts about how long it takes kids to clear the contents of a cafeteria tray.


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