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.
National experts and civil rights advocates say new federal data that show black students and students with disabilities remain vastly over-represented among students involved in police interactions should come as no surprise.
Some 500 people turned out in a park next to Columbine High School, in Littleton, Colo., Thursday evening for Vote for Our Lives, an anti-violence rally in honor of the victims of the shootings at the school, where 13 people were killed by two gunmen 19 years ago.
During an emotional public safety forum in Broward County, Fla., shaken students and enraged parents and educators demanded fixes for what they consider lax security, district indifference, and failure to act to prevent the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
In the wake of one of the deadliest school shootings, most teens say they are at least somewhat worried about a similar attack in their own schools, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
Columbine Shooting Survivors Form Pen Pal Group for Stoneman Douglas Students: 'There Is a Way Forward'
Survivors of the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School have volunteered as pen pals for students at Stoneman Douglas High School to help them process the trauma of a February shooting there.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is deciding whether or not to rescind Obama-era guidance on school discipline. Her meetings came as a report by the Government Accountability Office found black students are consistently disciplined at higher rates than their peers.
An open letter from a faith-based education advocacy group challenges Betsy DeVos, a devout Christian, to rethink her statements on race and school discipline.
Schools have stepped up security measures and law enforcement presence over the last 20 years. And, contrary to popular perception, students feel safer and are less likely to report being victimized at school, federal data show.
Funding for post-Newtown program that funds research into a broad range of school safety issues has been redirected to help pay for a new federal school security bill. Researchers fear that will leave schools without necessary research to guide their security efforts.