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School Climate & Safety Project

After Parkland: A Broken Trust

Inside the Rift Between Parkland and Its School District

Read our coverage of the deep rift between Parkland’s grieving community and its school district:

Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie at left. Clockwise from left are parents Tony Montalto, Ryan Petty, Max Schachter, Andrew Pollack, Fred Guttenberg, and Lori Alhadeff.
Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie at left. Clockwise from left are parents Tony Montalto, Ryan Petty, Max Schachter, Andrew Pollack, Fred Guttenberg, and Lori Alhadeff.
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School Climate & Safety Project Why Victims' Families Are Seething Over Broward Schools' Handling of the Parkland Shooting
Grieving families say missteps, inaction, and a lack of empathy have broken their trust in the Broward school district and its leader.
Benjamin Herold, December 12, 2018
34 min read
The PTA at Parkland’s Riverglades Elementary School decided to spend some of the funds it has raised on beefing up security, including a new buzzer system for the entrance to the school.
The PTA at Parkland’s Riverglades Elementary School decided to spend some of the funds it has raised on beefing up security, including a new buzzer system for the entrance to the school.
Josh Ritchie for Education Week
Families & the Community Project At a Parkland Elementary School, PTA Decides It Can’t Wait for Safety Upgrades
Parkland, Fla., parents used to buy musical instruments for their children's school. Now, they are also paying for stop-the-bleed kits.
Benjamin Herold, December 12, 2018
4 min read
Ernest Rospierski, a geography and history teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, braved gunfire to save multiple students' lives. Rospierski said it was five months after the shooting before officials from the Broward County school district contacted him to inquire about his well-being.
Ernest Rospierski, a geography and history teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, braved gunfire to save multiple students' lives. Rospierski said it was five months after the shooting before officials from the Broward County school district contacted him to inquire about his well-being.
Josh Ritchie for Education Week
School Climate & Safety Project Hero Parkland Teacher on School District’s Response to Shooting: 'Too Little, Too Late'
Ernest Rospierski braved gunfire to save his students' lives. Five months later, the district called to see if he's OK.
Benjamin Herold, December 12, 2018
7 min read
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Law & Courts Project Over 100 Pending Lawsuits Blame the Parkland Shooting on the School District. Do They Stand a Chance?
Broward County Public Schools has received at least 103 notices of pending legal claims related to the Parkland mass shooting.
Benjamin Herold, December 12, 2018
5 min read