Student Walkouts: Civic Action Against Gun Violence
In the weeks following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 dead, hundreds of thousands of students have walked out of their schools or attended “March for Our Lives” events in Washington and across the country to protest gun violence. Their activism continues.
Education Week reporters have captured sentiments from these protests and provided analyses of the subsequent debates and policy discussions.
Student activists are using the 19th anniversary of Columbine—the mass school shooting that changed how America viewed school safety—to stage mass walkouts in calls for reducing gun violence.
Hundreds of thousands of students, parents, educators, and others swarmed demonstrations in Washington and nationwide to press for stricter gun laws in the wake of last month's massacre at a Florida high school.
This collection of photos, videos, and social media posts from #MarchForOurLives examines how the massive student-led march for tighter gun laws played out in Washington and across the globe.
Students from the Florida school where 17 were killed last month ignited the movement fueling demonstrations this weekend in the nation’s capital and hundreds of sites nationwide.
Lawmakers credit support from the victims' families for passage of the STOP School Violence Act.
By some estimates, 1 million students walked out of schools to honor the Parkland, Fla., victims and call for stricter gun laws, while Republican politicians all but ignored them.
There are four things educators should know about engaging students in these politically tumultuous times, write two civic-education leaders.
In this collection of videos, see how students-turned-activists from around the nation protested against gun violence.
K-12 leaders are preparing for what may be a massive student walkout tied to ending gun violence and school shootings. Here's a primer on students' rights to participate, what districts' responsibilities are for keeping them safe, and alternatives to leaving campus.
Civics often takes a backseat in schools, but educators say the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students-turned-activists are setting a powerful model for civic engagement.