An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."
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March 04, 2019
February 04, 2019
A group of California districts collects survey data on social-emotional learning and school climate. But educators need more than a spotlight on concerns--they need solutions to help address them, a new report says.
January 15, 2019
The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development recommends schools work with community groups and policy makers to incorporate students' social and emotional development into their work, using standards or benchmarks to guide them.
January 09, 2019
Flawed attendance data from one Maryland school district skewed an entire national analysis, showing the difficulty of collecting and reporting data. The correction comes as absenteeism data take on new weight under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
August 21, 2018
Teenagers are experiencing cyberbullying on Instagram more than any other social media platform, according to a study of 10,000 young people in the United Kingdom.
June 21, 2018
One-by-one, experts speaking to a federal school safety commission addressed factors commonly blamed for school shootings: bullying, mental health issues, violent video games, and media coverage.
June 05, 2018
Social-emotional learning is appealing to schools, but adopting the strategy can present some challenges, this video explains.
April 26, 2018
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.
March 27, 2018
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.
February 01, 2018
Police arrested a 12-year-old girl after a shooting at a Los Angeles middle school Thursday. School shooting suspects are rarely female, but safety experts urge educators not to assume a narrow profile when addressing safety concerns.