Safety and Violence

The latest news about safety and violence in schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Students Sherouk Mohamed, right, Karim Muse, center, and Khadra Mohamed, took part in a protest at Columbia Heights High School in Columbia Heights, Minn., last fall.
—Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune/AP-File

Feds Urge Schools to Shield Muslim Students From Harassment

Amid heightened worries over terrorism and heated political discourse, some students may feel targeted because of their religion or background. (January 12, 2016)

Spotlight on Bullying

This Spotlight focuses on how educators and policymakers are working to prevent bullying and the harmful experiences associated with it.

Issue Backgrounder

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Violence and Safety

On-Demand Webinar

When Cyberbullying Spills Into School
In this webinar, experts on bullying discussed strategies on how to address and combat bullying in school and online.

Special Collections

A Lingering Shame: Sexual Abuse of Students by School Employees
This special collection of stories assembles reporting on a problem that is only sporadically recognized as a national issue.

Columbine: 10 Years Later
A decade on, this collection looks at the events, survivors, and lessons gleaned from the attack at a Colorado high school.

The Virginia Tech Shootings
The mass slaying at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute revived vexing questions and raised familiar fears for K-12 educators across the country.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Safety, Violence and Bullying

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Amid heightened worries over terrorism and heated political discourse, some students may feel targeted because of their religion or background.
January 12, 2016 - Education Week
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
Two researchers suggest evidence-based classroom practices that help teachers promote a positive and secure student learning environment.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
The quality of education for tens of thousands of locked-up juveniles significantly lags that of their peers in public schools, advocates say.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
Images of an officer's rough treatment of a black student have thrust questions about the proper role of police in schools into the national spotlight.
November 2, 2015 - Education Week
Schools are vulnerable to outside hacking, in-house errors, and even technology gaps at companies they work with. Yet, school systems often lack specific plans for dealing with data breaches once they occur, creating logistical and public relations challenges.
October 19, 2015 - Education Week
Girls who are victims of sexual abuse are often further traumatized by the juvenile-justice system, writes Gina Womack.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Learning social skills by age 5 is associated with the absence of criminal behavior later in life, writes Paul Marx.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week

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