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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.

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.

February 21, 2014

New Book Offers Steps for School Violence Prevention

In response to a number of mass school shootings, many books have come out addressing the topic of school violence. Educators may feel the need to become versed in violence prevention. A new book from Andra Medea, an expert in conflict management, offers specific steps educators can use to subdue violent or angry students.

February 12, 2014

School Discipline Upheld Over 'Stab' Tweets, Knife Possession

A federal appeals court upheld the discipline of a Michigan student who allegedly tweeted a threat to stab another student and brought a steak knife to school.

December 13, 2013

The Role of the School Resource Officer

Kevin Quinn writes that having a properly trained school resource officer on campus is one step to making schools safer.

December 13, 2013

A Counselor's View: The Need for Teamwork

Counselor Sandy Austin: Our schools are safer when educators and other staff members are accountable and prepared with a plan, follow the chain of command, and execute as team.

December 12, 2013

Media Restraint on Newtown Anniversary?

As the anniversary of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., approaches, there are signs that the news media is showing some uncharacteristic self-restraint.

December 12, 2013

Creating the Schools We Want for Our Children

Ron Avi Astor: We are no longer willing to tolerate even one senseless, horrific event in a school. Nor should we.

December 12, 2013

Post-Sandy Hook Strategies

Ronald Stephens of National School Safety Center: When it comes to school safety, we need to do everything we can--knowing we can't do everything. School systems are not insurers of safety; they are purveyors of education and opportunity.

December 12, 2013

A Newtown Parent: We All Must Do Our Part

Sandy Hook parent Michele Gay writes that schools must prepare and practice for the worst so that it never happens.

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