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November 14, 2018

Watch: This High School Takes an Active Role in Suicide Prevention

Experts say schools can play a critical role in preventing suicide through education, support, and relationship building. This video explores one Virginia high school's approach.

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.

May 15, 2018

WATCH: A District That Prioritizes Social-Emotional Learning Grapples With How to Measure If It Works

The Washoe County school district in Reno, Nev., has been on the forefront of infusing social-emotional learning throughout its schools as a key strategy for improving student engagement, attendance, and high school graduation rates.

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.

February 18, 2018

'We Will Get Through This Together': Principal Shares Emotional Message After School Shooting

"I will hug each and every one of you," Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson said in a video message to students days after a school shooting at the Parkland, Fla., school.

January 16, 2018

Watch: Parents Push for (and Win) More School Recess Time

Why a pair of moms set out on a mission to ensure that every elementary school in their state offered recess.

December 20, 2017

Sesame Workshop to Address Refugee Children's Trauma With Help From Elmo and $100 Million

The Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee will use a $100 million grant for an education and outreach program designed to address the needs of displaced Syrian children.

December 13, 2017

Five Years After the Sandy Hook School Shootings, a Focus on Preventing Violence

The 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., stirred conversations about how to recognize threats, how to secure schools, and how to respond to the mental health needs of students.

November 02, 2017

An Effort to Stop Student Drug Use That Starts With a Simple Conversation at School

The final recommendations of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis call for schools to adopt a screening method called SBIRT. How does it work?

October 26, 2017

Trump Declares Opioid Abuse a Public Health Emergency. It's a Crisis for Schools, Too

President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a public health emergency Thursday, a more limited move than he had pledged. The crisis has had profound impacts on students and schools.

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