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May 21, 2015

Use of School Shooter Drills Has Increased Significantly Since Newtown Shootings

The first new federal data on many school safety measures since the 2012 shootings in Newtown, Conn., show increases in use of active shooter drills, anonymous threat reporting systems, and security cameras in schools.

May 11, 2015

Cleveland Schools Plan for Verdict by Addressing Emotional, Safety Needs

As Cleveland awaits a verdict in a high-profile police shooting case, schools are preparing for emotional discussions and safety concerns that may arise.

April 27, 2015

Baltimore District Responds to Unrest, Announces School Cancellations

Baltimore schools detail plans as demonstrations continue in response to the death of a man in police custody earlier this month.

April 24, 2015

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Pondering Popularity Edition

Young students answer what makes a kid popular (hint: Instagram followers). Plus, links on engagement, race, discipline, and school safety.

April 14, 2015

School Violence: Colorado Debates If Schools Should Be Held Liable For Attacks

Should schools be held liable for violent attacks? A proposal in Colorado is sparking debates about risk assessment, spending priorities, and safety efforts.

March 19, 2015

Student Suspension Rates Drop in Chicago Schools, Study Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

March 12, 2015

Lawmakers Push to Include Educator Background Checks in Trafficking Bill

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the amendment offered by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., would bolster the U.S. Department of Education's role as "a National School Board."

March 05, 2015

Ferguson School Police Too Heavy-Handed With Students, Justice Department Says

Two Ferguson school resource officers rely heavily on arrests and are overly involved in routine disciplinary matters, the U.S. Department of Justice found in an investigation of the city's police department.

March 02, 2015

Community Policing Task Force Has Recommendations for Schools, Too

A post-Ferguson policing task force created by President Obama released recommendations Monday, including many that apply to school discipline and how law enforcement officers relate to students.

February 20, 2015

Virginia Lawmakers Vote Down Use of Pepper Spray, Stun Guns by School Guards

Virginia's school guards are unarmed. The bill's supporters said providing non-lethal weapons would help protect schools against intruders.

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