School Climate & Safety
Education news, analysis, and opinion about learning environments, school safety, and discipline.
- 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.School Climate & Safety As States Fall Short on Tracking Discipline, Concerns for Equity GrowPandemic upheavals have left a majority of states with holes in their data about discipline in schools, potentially worsening disparities.School Climate & Safety Proms During COVID-19: 'Un-Proms', 'Non-Proms', and MasqueradesHigh school proms are back in this second spring of COVID-19, though they may not look much like the traditional, pre-pandemic versions.School Climate & Safety Opinion 5 Things to Expect When Schools Return to In-Person LearningMany schools are just coming back to in-person learning. There are five issues all school communities should anticipate when that happens.School Climate & Safety What the Research Says 'High-Surveillance' Schools Lead to More Suspensions, Lower AchievementCameras, drug sweeps, and other surveillance increase exclusionary discipline, regardless of actual student misbehavior, new research finds.