One-by-one, experts speaking to a federal school safety commission addressed factors commonly blamed for school shootings: bullying, mental health issues, violent video games, and media coverage.
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June 21, 2018
June 19, 2018
A group of 12 state education leaders will collaborate to identify "promising practices to stem the far too frequent incidences of school violence," the Council of Chief State School Officers announced Tuesday.
June 15, 2018
What Educators Need to Know About Suicide: Contagion, Complicated Grief, and Supportive Conversations
When a student is grieving a suicide death or when suicide is in the news, conversations with adults can be crucial, suicide prevention experts say.
June 05, 2018
A local task force unveiled 90 pages of safety recommendations for Broward County, Fla., schools Monday in response to a Feb. 14 school shooting in the district's Stoneman Douglas High School.
May 29, 2018
Santa Fe High School students went back to school for the first time since the deadly May 18 shooting, returning to peer networks and routines that can be key to the healing process.
May 21, 2018
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.
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.