School Climate & Safety
Education news, analysis, and opinion about learning environments, school safety, and discipline.
- 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.School Climate & Safety These Districts Defunded Their School Police. What Happened Next?Six profiles of districts illustrate the tensions, successes, and concerns that have accompanied the changes they've made to their school police programs over the last year.School Climate & Safety Defunded, Removed, and Put in Check: School Police a Year After George FloydEducation Week has identified nearly 40 school districts that defunded their police after last summer's Black Lives Matter protests.School Climate & Safety Biden Team to Revisit How Schools Should Ensure Racial Equity in DisciplineThe Trump administration pulled a directive on fair discipline for students of color. Biden's Education Department will review the issue.School Climate & Safety Seclusion and Restraint in Schools to Be Dramatically Limited in IllinoisLawmakers voted to limit the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, following through on promises made after a 2019 investigation.School Climate & Safety Illinois Schools Secluded and Restrained Children Thousands of Times This YearIllinois school workers physically restrained or secluded nearly 2,400 students more than 15,000 times this school year despite closures.