Butler County Sheriff Deputies stand on the scene at Madison Local Schools, in Madison Township in Butler County, Ohio, after a school shooting on Feb. 29, 2016.
Sheriff deputies were on the scene of a shooting at Madison Local Schools, in Butler County, Ohio, in 2016.
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School Climate & Safety What the Research Says A Hallmark of School Shooters: Long History of Social Rejection
New research finds that shooters in K-12 schools are more often "failed joiners" than loners.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 8, 2021
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Student Well-Being Webinar Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic
The pandemic has made it more challenging for students who are struggling with mental health needs to find support at school—even when adults know they exist. A new nationally representative survey conducted by the EdWeek
April 7, 2021
An isolated young person is troubled
Student Well-Being When School Goes Remote, Many LGBTQ Students Lose a Safe Space
School can be an affirming environment for many LGBTQ young people, and the absence of in-person instruction has been difficult.
Madeline Will, March 31, 2021
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Conceptual image of cyberbullying.
Privacy & Security Q&A What Educators Should Know About Digital Self-Harm During Hybrid and Remote Learning
Some research suggests the phenomenon known as "digital self-harm" is on the rise and schools need to address it more directly.
Mark Lieberman, February 16, 2021
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Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Lets Lawsuit Proceed Against Educators in Student's Suicide
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in Cincinnati, rules in the case of a 3rd grader who killed himself after repeated bullying.
Mark Walsh, December 30, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Should Schools Still Play Dodgeball?
Lively debate persists around this playground game, which opponents say is ripe territory for bullies and which supporters argue builds skills like teamwork and resilience.
Arianna Prothero, December 10, 2019
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Federal Clashing Views on Civil Rights Data Proposal
Proposed changes to the massive trove of civil rights data the U.S. Department of Education collects from every public school in the country has drawn organized praise from advocates concerned about anti-Semitism in schools.
Evie Blad, November 26, 2019
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Student Well-Being Teen Suicides Rising Sharply, Federal Data Show
Suicide rates increased by 76 percent for 15- to 19-year-olds between 2007 and 2017 and nearly tripled for 10- 14-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Arianna Prothero, October 17, 2019
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School Climate & Safety Opinion How Our District Reimagined Special Education
We should have one nimble education system that serves all students, writes Colorado educator Steve Sandoval.
Steve Sandoval, September 16, 2019
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School Climate & Safety In Battle Against Bullies, Some Schools Target Parents
Looking for new ways to combat kids who bully, some communities are threatening to fine parents with no evidence that the approach is effective.
Héctor Alejandro Arzate, September 3, 2019
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School Climate & Safety Why the Increase in Sexual Assaults Reported by Schools?
Experts said it's hard to say whether the increase is due to greater awareness spawned by the #MeToo movement or a real increase in incidents.
Héctor Alejandro Arzate, July 29, 2019
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Classroom Technology Social Media a Double-Edged Sword for Students With Disabilities, Study Finds
Students with disabilities were more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying, according to a study from the Ruderman Family Foundation.
Benjamin Herold, July 10, 2019
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School Climate & Safety Schools Are Deploying Massive Digital Surveillance Systems. The Results Are Alarming
To prevent shootings and suicides, K-12 schools are monitoring digital information, often with little regard for civil liberties.
Benjamin Herold, May 30, 2019
17 min read
School Climate & Safety One-Fifth of Children Experience Cyberbullying, According to Their Parents
Almost 20 percent of children, including some as young as 6-10, report being cyberbullied via social media sites and apps, according to a new study.
Sasha Jones, May 30, 2019
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