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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.

May 20, 2018

After Santa Fe Shooting, Texas Leaders Push to Arm Teachers

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 17, 2018

Parkland Survivors and Other Youth Activists: 'You're Going to Listen to Us' on Gun Violence

The student activists from Parkland, Fla., Newtown, Conn., and Chicago urged the media to keep the national spotlight on gun violence and not let their tragedies fade away.

May 14, 2018

Watch Live: A Conversation on Student Activism With Emma González, David Hogg, and Others

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

Why a Revelation About the Parkland School Shooter's Disciplinary History Matters

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

Fact Check: Trump Tells NRA He's Approved $2 Billion for School Safety

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.

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.

April 18, 2018

Angry and Fearful Parents Lash Out at School District Over Parkland Shooting

During an emotional public safety forum in Broward County, Fla., shaken students and enraged parents and educators demanded fixes for what they consider lax security, district indifference, and failure to act to prevent the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

April 10, 2018

Columbine Shooting Survivors Form Pen Pal Group for Stoneman Douglas Students: 'There Is a Way Forward'

Survivors of the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School have volunteered as pen pals for students at Stoneman Douglas High School to help them process the trauma of a February shooting there.

March 27, 2018

Federal School Safety Research Eliminated to Fund New School Security Measures

Funding for post-Newtown program that funds research into a broad range of school safety issues has been redirected to help pay for a new federal school security bill. Researchers fear that will leave schools without necessary research to guide their security efforts.

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