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September 26, 2018

When Students Say #MeToo, Schools May Be Unprepared to Help

Some researchers and advocates say it's often difficult for students to seek assistance from schools when they want to report a sexual assault, a concern that's become more urgent against the backdrop of the tumultuous Supreme Court confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh who has been accused of sexual assault by three women.

July 24, 2018

After Parkland Shooting, District Teams With Sandy Hook Promise to Spot Warning Signs of Violence

As it works to heal from the Parkland school shooting, the Broward County school district in Florida plans to partner with Sandy Hook Promise to help prevent future violence.

June 21, 2018

Video Games? Media? Bullying? No Single Cause for School Shootings, Experts Tell Safety Commission

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.

June 19, 2018

State Education Chiefs Team Up on School Safety

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.

May 21, 2018

Does Limiting Schools' Entrances Make Them Safer?

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.

April 26, 2018

On-Site Police, Security More Common at Majority-Black Secondary Schools

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 24, 2018

Schools 'Less Safe for Black and Brown Children,' Civil Rights Advocates Say

National experts and civil rights advocates say new federal data that show black students and students with disabilities remain vastly over-represented among students involved in police interactions should come as no surprise.

March 21, 2018

A School Officer Intervenes in a Shooting. And the Debate Turns to 'Good Guy With a Gun'

A school-based sheriff's deputy confronted a student gunman at a Maryland high school Tuesday, fueling debates over school safety and the role of law enforcement in schools.

March 20, 2018

Lawmakers Question Obama-Era Discipline Policy at Hearing on Parkland Shooting

Members of Congress debated a directive to drive down disproportionately high discipline rates for students of color with Republicans questioning whether similar policies in a Florida district allowed the accused Parkland, Fla., shooter to avoid being arrested despite his reportedly frequent discipline issues at school.

March 13, 2018

Teachers Say Social-Emotional Learning Is Important, But They Can't Do It Alone

A focus on students' social, emotional, and academic development improves classroom learning, a new report says, but teachers need support to bring that mindset into their work.

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