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August 18, 2014

Shooting Protests Continue to Affect Schools in St. Louis Area

As unrest continues in the St. Louis suburb, three of four public school districts in the area, citing concern for students' and families' safety, decided to keep their doors closed to students on Monday.

August 12, 2014

Obesity, Bullying, Drug Abuse Top Child Health Concerns in National Survey

The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.

August 08, 2014

In School Shootings, 'He Just Snapped' Is a Myth, Psychologist Says

The cliché that shooters "just snapped" devalues the importance of risk assessment, a psychologist said at the American Psychological Association convention.

July 15, 2014

Armed Teachers 'Will Not Make Schools Safer,' Mo. Governor Says In Veto

Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."

June 27, 2014

Arm Teachers and Staff? Georgia Schools Say 'No,' Despite New Law Allowing It

School officials say arming staff wouldn't make students any safer.

June 10, 2014

Schools Make Progress on Safety, Report Says

Over a multi-year period, nonfatal incidents decreased, and fewer students reported being afraid of attack or harm at school.

May 28, 2014

Newtown Parent Says Father of Isla Vista Victim Is Now Part of 'Extended Family'

Both fathers have advocated for changes to gun laws.

May 15, 2014

After Newtown, Readers Surfed Sites That Strengthened Existing Gun Views

Researchers studied Web views before and after the school shootings to see how people explore polarizing issues.

May 06, 2014

'Pop-Tart Guns' Now Permitted in Florida Schools, Actual Guns Still Banned

The "Pop-Tart bill" passed by the legislature restricts some use of zero-tolerance policies. A bill that would have allowed some people to carry guns in schools failed to pass.

May 02, 2014

Foiled School Bomb Plot Demonstrates Need for Prevention Efforts

Prevention efforts and reporting systems, like tip lines, are important parts of a school safety strategy, experts say.

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