The STEM School shooting underscores the huge challenges educators face in keeping students safe, even as fatal and injurious gunfire inside K-12 schools remains statistically rare.
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Allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have led to unavoidable conversations throughout the nation's schools around consent and consequences. Reporter Evie Blad discusses this issue on PBS NewsHour.
June 07, 2018
School resource officers juggle numerous roles: enforcing laws, mentoring students, and providing security to schools. But little is known about this unique law enforcement profession.
April 12, 2018
In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, districts are grappling with how to keep students safe. Education Week looks at how a Texas district hopes to balance security and making sure students feel comfortable.
March 27, 2018
The Washington demonstration brought two women together briefly: one a student from New Jersey, the other a nurse from Maryland. One white, one black. See how and why they connected.
March 26, 2018
"I don't want my students to go to school in fear." "If we all band together, we can make change." Those were just some of the sentiments captured by Education Week at the March for Our Lives in Washington.
March 23, 2018
Chicago students are allying with Parkland's student activists to amplify their calls for gun reform. Hear Chicago students describe, in their own words, how they deal with the daily threat of gun violence.
August 28, 2017
After the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., teachers came together to share resources on how to best discuss racism and hatred in the classroom.