School Climate & Safety
Education news, analysis, and opinion about learning environments, school safety, and discipline.
- 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.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.School leaders are working around the clock to provide healthy, safe learning environments as the nation recovers from the devastating impacts of COVID-19. The WELL Health-Safety Rating is helping schools re-open the right way. ItSchool Climate & Safety Former NRA President Promotes Gun Rights at Fake Graduation Set Up by Parkland ParentsA former NRA president invited to give a commencement address to a school that doesn’t exist was set up to make a point about gun violence.School Climate & Safety Opinion The Police-Free Schools Movement Made Headway. Has It Lost Momentum?Removing officers from school hallways plays just one small part in taking down the school policing system.School Climate & Safety Video A Year of Activism: Students Reflect on Their Fight for Racial Justice at SchoolEducation Week talks to three students about their year of racial justice activism, what they learned, and where they are headed next.School Climate & Safety Interactive Which Districts Have Cut School Policing Programs?Which districts have taken steps to reduce their school policing programs or eliminate SRO positions? And what do those districts' demographics look like? Find out with Education Week's new interactive database.