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June 21, 2018

Video Games? Media? Bullying? No Single Cause for School Shootings, Experts Tell Safety Commission

One-by-one, experts speaking to a federal school safety commission addressed factors commonly blamed for school shootings: bullying, mental health issues, violent video games, and media coverage.

June 05, 2018

Watch: Social-Emotional Learning Strategies, Explained in Three Minutes

Social-emotional learning is appealing to schools, but adopting the strategy can present some challenges, this video explains.

April 26, 2018

On-Site Police, Security More Common at Majority-Black Secondary Schools

An analysis of new federal civil rights data finds that secondary schools with mostly black students are more likely to have on-site police and security officers than schools with largely white enrollment.

March 27, 2018

Federal School Safety Research Eliminated to Fund New School Security Measures

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.

February 01, 2018

School Shooters Are Rarely Female. What Does That Mean for Schools?

Police arrested a 12-year-old girl after a shooting at a Los Angeles middle school Thursday. School shooting suspects are rarely female, but safety experts urge educators not to assume a narrow profile when addressing safety concerns.

January 17, 2018

'When Are We Going to Use This?' Strategies to Help Students Find Relevance in School Work

A researcher who studies student motivation has developed strategies for helping students find personal relevance of classroom work. That's key to helping them stay engaged, he says.

January 10, 2018

School-Based Telemedicine Can Be a Game Changer For Students With Asthma, Study Finds

For students with asthma, a combination of telemedicine services and taking medication under the supervision of a school nurse cut emergency room visits and hospitalizations in half, a study found.

January 05, 2018

Students Make a Prosthetic Leg for a Duck, Showing the Value of Purpose in Learning

Arkansas middle school students persisted through months of challenges in designing a 3D-printed prosthetic foot for a duck. Researchers say a sense of purpose, like helping an animal, can help engage students in the classroom.

December 20, 2017

Sesame Workshop to Address Refugee Children's Trauma With Help From Elmo and $100 Million

The Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee will use a $100 million grant for an education and outreach program designed to address the needs of displaced Syrian children.

December 19, 2017

Steer Students Away From Alcohol by Broadening Their Social Circles, Study Says

Cooperative classroom learning may help disrupt students' social circles, introducing them to peers who are less likely to steer them toward alcohol use, researchers found.

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