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January 09, 2019

Absenteeism, Teacher Stress, and School Safety: School Climate Factors to Watch in 2019

Students' ability to engage and succeed in the classroom is influenced by how safe, supported, and connected they feel at school. Here are some trends and policy changes that may affect school climate in 2019.

December 18, 2018

Here's What the End of Obama-Era Discipline Guidance Means for Schools

The Trump administration has repealed Obama-era guidance on race and school discipline. Here's a breakdown of how it will affect schools.

December 14, 2018

Sandy Hook School Evacuated After Threat on Sixth Anniversary of Shooting

On the sixth anniversary of a mass school shooting there, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was evacuated in response to a phoned-in bomb threat Friday.

December 13, 2018

A Teen Planned a School Shooting. Thanks to a Tip, Police Intervened Before Students Were Hurt.

A teen's plans to attack a school were thwarted when law enforcement reacted quickly to a tip. It's an example of the importance of prevention in school safety debates.

December 10, 2018

Sandy Hook Promise Releases Chilling Warning About School Violence

Sandy Hook Promise's video details warning signs that a student may act violently. It comes the week of the sixth anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

November 29, 2018

Lawsuit Challenges Florida's Post-Parkland Plan to Arm Some School Employees

A Florida district's decision to put armed "school safety assistants" in its elementary schools puts the safety and well-being of its students at risk and oversteps existing state law, says a lawsuit, which could topple school security plans throughout the state.

November 14, 2018

Watch: This High School Takes an Active Role in Suicide Prevention

Experts say schools can play a critical role in preventing suicide through education, support, and relationship building. This video explores one Virginia high school's approach.

October 29, 2018

North Carolina School Shooting Spotlights Importance of Family Reunification Plans

After a school shooting in North Carolina, frustrated parents struggled to reunite with their children. The incident spotlights the importance of incorporating reunification plans into school crisis response.

October 25, 2018

Superintendent Runcie Describes How He Handled the Aftermath of the Parkland Shooting

Calling the Parkland, Fla., shooting a "9/11 moment for schools," Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie said the tragedy brought overwhelming logistical, political, and communications challenges to the district.

August 29, 2018

Student Activists, Teachers Unions Plan Youth Summit on Gun Violence

Youth organizers, gun control groups, and teachers unions plan a youth summit to help coordinate student engagement around gun violence issues.

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