Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill this week that waives government immunity for schools in the event of shootings or other forms of violence.
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June 04, 2015
May 21, 2015
The first new federal data on many school safety measures since the 2012 shootings in Newtown, Conn., show increases in use of active shooter drills, anonymous threat reporting systems, and security cameras in schools.
May 18, 2015
Are schools legally obligated to address the effects of student trauma in the classroom? A new lawsuit against the Compton Unified School District says that they are and that many fail to do so.
December 31, 2014
Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.
December 16, 2014
Taliban militants attacked a school in Peshawar, Pakistan Tuesday, killing more than 130 children and 10 staff and wounding many others.
December 15, 2014
In this Storify, Education Week reflects on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
December 12, 2014
It's been two years since the deadliest K-12 school shooting in U.S. history, and the event continues to inform conversations about mental health, school climate, and student well-being.
November 21, 2014
Though there were early signs of Adam Lanza's preoccupation with violence and mental health professionals sounded the alarm of various mental health issues, his parents and educators did not adequately intervene, a report by a state agency says.
November 20, 2014
Before opening fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Jaylen Fryberg, 15, sent a text message to family members that detailed what he wanted to wear at his funeral, court records say.
November 03, 2014
Boston school police want to carry pepper spray, an issue that has raised concerns in some other districts.