Safety and Violence

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

Students at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago react as organizer Chaclyn Hunt, at center, plays back a video of the class acting out a police interaction.
—Alyssa Schukar for Education Week

Programs Aim to Smooth Student-Police Relations

Amid racially charged incidents in U.S. cities, some advocacy and law-enforcement groups are taking steps to foster better relations between police and minority youths. (May 19, 2015)

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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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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The state's building-standards board has concluded that despite a new state law allowing barricade devices in schools, the products are not practical to use and could create other hazards.
July 24, 2015 - AP
Researchers are measuring the impacts of social-emotional learning programs in eight big-city school districts.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Asking students for their input on how to improve education increases engagement and contributes to a healthier school climate, district leaders and researchers say.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
A supportive school environment cultivates healthy relationships by bringing family violence to light, writes Francesca Sternfeld.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
June 1, 2015 - Education Week
Amid racially charged incidents in U.S. cities, some advocacy and law-enforcement groups are taking steps to foster better relations between police and minority youths.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
An academic reward turned into a painful experience earlier this year for a group of American Indian students, Robert Cook writes.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
A rise in the use of the chest-mounted video-recording devices in schools is prompting districts to weigh both accountability and privacy issues.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
New research suggests that playing games like Halo and Call of Duty may help students react faster—but not necessarily more impulsively.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
While there are widely held beliefs about the "profile" of a student shooter, acts of school violence have been carried out by attackers of all races, ages, disciplinary histories, and family backgrounds.
October 30, 2014 - Education Week

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