An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."
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March 04, 2019
February 21, 2019
An 11-year-old Florida student was arrested a school-based officer after he refused to say the pledge of allegiance. Civil rights groups have used such incidents to sound the alarm about an increase in school policing.
February 13, 2019
Watch: A Year After Parkland Shooting, States Counting on Student Tips to Help Prevent School Violence
A year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, more states are setting up anonymous tip lines to help prevent school violence. Learn more about their efforts, and the challenges that come with them, in this video report.
January 09, 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
The Trump administration has repealed Obama-era guidance on race and school discipline.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
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'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'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
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
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.