Chicago parents in Chicago are asking for safety escorts for their children, while some in Philadelphia are on a hunger strike until the district rehires workers who would keep students' safe enroute to school.
Two high school journalists have been cleared of trespassing charges after an investigation into school security.
A new study shows that even though Asian and American teachers believe girls behave better than boys, the difference only really exists in the U.S.
Six months since the shootings in Newtown, how schools protect students from shootings and disasters of any kind remains very much in the spotlight.
One grassroots organization found that at some charter schools, the expulsion rate is eight or 16 times higher than in traditionally run Chicago public schools.
The districts, which serve about 300,000 students, require federal intervention to close off one branch of the school-to-prison pipeline, the groups say.
The number of guns on campus had been dropping since the 2005-06 school year, but they began to climb again during the 2009-10 school year.
The quality of the survey is especially critical in New York, where scores from the survey are one of the only non-academic indicators used in annual school report cards.
Without U.S. Department of Agriculture action this month, food sold in school vending machines and on a la carte lunch lines could remain unregulated until the 2015-16 school year.