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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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 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
The country's largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools, following the path of a growing number of districts.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
Educators shouldn't be allowed to carry firearms, writes school principal and licensed gun owner Russ Moore.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
An effort to reach a common definition of bullying for research purposes could lead to more evidence-based solutions for schools.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
New York's due process procedures for teachers are dominated by a focus on teacher rehabilitation, with the end result that even abusive teachers are often fined or suspended rather than fired, according to a newly released analysis.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week

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