Gun control advocates panned a Texas official's call to make schools safer by limiting entrances, but architects say such a practice is a common part of comprehensive safety plans.
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May 21, 2018
May 20, 2018
Days after 10 people were shot and killed in a Texas high school, leaders there called for more armed teachers and increased school security measures.
May 14, 2018
Education Week's Evie Blad will moderate a discussion on guns, school safety, and civic engagement with student activists Thursday. The event will be livestreamed on the Education Week website.
May 07, 2018
News that Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz was once referred to an alternative school discipline program has added fuel to a debate about what the district could have done differently.
May 04, 2018
In a speech to the first national meeting of the NRA since the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., Trump may have misstated how much his administration has secured for school safety efforts.
April 26, 2018
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.
April 20, 2018
Some 500 people turned out in a park next to Columbine High School, in Littleton, Colo., Thursday evening for Vote for Our Lives, an anti-violence rally in honor of the victims of the shootings at the school, where 13 people were killed by two gunmen 19 years ago.
March 27, 2018
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.
March 23, 2018
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.
March 23, 2018
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.