To improve school safety, schools need more counselors, better communication between students and adults, and additional, thoughtful emergency planning, but not armed teachers, a House committee was told Wednesday.
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February 27, 2013
February 26, 2013
A new survey of nearly 11,000 educators finds that the majority don't want to carry weapons at school despite the December shootings in Newtown, Conn.
February 26, 2013
The American Academy of Pediatrics' call for a shift in school discipline policies is the latest action in a movement to change how students are disciplined in school.
February 22, 2013
The legislation would require schools to adopt policies that specifically ban harassment against students for their perceived race, gender, sexual identity, and religion, among other reasons.
February 20, 2013
A Texas school district is being accused of violating black students' civil rights, in part because those students have been cited by police four times as frequently as other groups for profane language and disrupting class.
February 19, 2013
School-based police officers and school administrators will first have to try to de-escalate school incidents whenever possible and determine what really requires police involvement.
February 11, 2013
The Cleveland, Ohio, district now heeds the early signs students may be in trouble, revamped in-school suspension, and installed a social-emotional learning program for all elementary students.
February 08, 2013
A U.S. Department of Education event focused on human trafficking and how schools can help combat the exploitation of children.
February 06, 2013
A series of Education Week articles in recent months highlights some districts' approaches to shifting away from out-of-school suspension and expulsion.
January 31, 2013
The newest drills raise questions about the effects of more realistic exercises involving gunfire and students boasting fake wounds