Safety and Violence

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


The Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline

Girls who are victims of sexual abuse are often further traumatized by the juvenile-justice system, writes Gina Womack. (October 21, 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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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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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
A year after a police shooting set off racially charged protests in Ferguson, Mo., the school system and its new superintendent are looking to correct educational disparities and "give kids a voice" in determining their future.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Superintendent Joseph Davis lays out his plans for addressing the educational inequities and biases that fed into last year's demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
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

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