School Climate & Safety
Education news, analysis, and opinion about learning environments, school safety, and discipline.
- School Climate & Safety Transgender Students Need Adult Support in School. Is It Slipping?Educators' support for transgender students and colleagues dropped since 2017, as anti-transgender bills mount in state legislatures.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Help every student belong in school with these practices for school climate.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.How much do you know about school crime and safety?School Climate & Safety Can Districts Legally Mandate Student Vaccines? No, Two New Lawsuits ClaimTwo large California districts are being sued over policies requiring vaccinations for schoolchildren by the end of 2021.School Climate & Safety From Our Research Center Higher Student Morale Linked to In-Person Instruction, Survey ShowsEducators see student morale rising since last spring, according to a new EdWeek Research Center survey.School Climate & Safety Law Against 'Disorderly Conduct' in Schools Led to Unfair Student Arrests, Judge RulesThe South Carolina ruling is a model for other states where students are still being arrested for minor incidents, an attorney said.School Climate & Safety A Rise in School Shootings Leads to Renewed Calls for ActionA return to in-person learning means a return to school shootings, advocates warn.School Climate & Safety TikTok Challenge to Slap a Teacher Prompts Urgent WarningThe slapping challenge, which so far has not been widespread, has put educators across the country on alert.School Climate & Safety 'Devious Lick' TikTok Trend Creates Chaos in Schools NationwideShattered mirrors, missing soap dispensers, and broken toilets in school bathrooms have been linked to the "devious lick" challenge.School Climate & Safety What the Research Says A Hallmark of School Shooters: Long History of Social RejectionNew research finds that shooters in K-12 schools are more often "failed joiners" than loners.School Climate & Safety 4 Myths About Suspensions That Could Hurt Students Long TermNew longitudinal research shows that longer in- and out-of-school suspensions have severe consequences for students.School Climate & Safety Photos The Tense and Joyous Start to the 2021 School Year, in PhotosStudents are headed back to school with the threat of the Delta variant looming. How is this playing out across the country? Take a look.