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June 23, 2017

How a Persistent Student Sounded the Alarm on Unsafe School Bus Drivers

A student journalist caught dozens of school buses on camera as they rolled through stop signs, spurring policy change. Here's what his work says about student engagement.

May 26, 2017

In Georgia, Schools More Likely to Hire Police With Troubled Pasts, Report Says

School police departments in Georgia hire police officers who were fired from previous jobs or who "resigned under the cloud of an investigation" at twice the rate of other local police departments, an investigation found.

May 16, 2017

Students Feel Safer at School; Fewer Incidents Reported, Federal Data Show

Rates of student victimization at school have fallen over the past two decades, federal data show. And fewer students report a fear of harm at school.

May 12, 2017

After 8-Year-Old's Suicide, Questions About a School's Handling of Peer 'Assault'

An 8-year-old Cincinnati boy died by suicide in January, two days after he fell to the floor in an elementary school bathroom after an incident police have called possible assault. The district released security footage, saying the incident had been incorrectly described in the media.

May 02, 2017

New York City Requires All Public Schools to Offer Students Single-Stall Restrooms

The nation's largest school district will require every public school to make a single-stall restroom available for student use to provide an option for transgender students, gender non-conforming students, and students with medical needs, the district said.

May 01, 2017

School Security Guard Pepper Sprays Student After Cell Phone Incident

The incident touches on larger discussions about the role of school security personnel in routine disciplinary issues and whether it's appropriate to carry pepper spray in school settings.

April 28, 2017

After 100 Days, Trump Pledge to End Gun-Free School Zones Is Unfulfilled

Trump's campaign pledge to end gun-free school zones "on day one" remains unfulfilled. It would require cooperation from Congress to change existing laws on guns in schools.

April 11, 2017

San Bernardino Shooting: Elementary School Used Common Security Measures

The man who shot two students and his estranged wife in a special education classroom Monday entered a San Bernardino, Calif., elementary school with approval from office staff, officials said.

April 10, 2017

Student, Teacher Shot Dead in California Special Needs Classroom

A second student was injured after the gunman shot his wife, who was a teacher at the San Bernadino school, and then himself, police said.

March 27, 2017

Watch: Surviving a School Shooting Shaped His Views on Arming Teachers

Retired Montana Principal John Moffatt says arming teachers and school staff is not the right way to respond to the threat of school shootings. His opinion is informed by his own experience as the survivor of a 1986 school shooting at Fergus High School in Lewistown, Mont., where a student gunman shot Moffatt in the abdomen after shooting and killing a substitute teacher.

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