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School & District Management Parents' Bad Behavior at School Sports Events Has Gotten Extreme
A adult brawl with deadly consequences at a boys' basketball game has renewed concern.
Federal Q&A Boosting 'Pathetically Low' Teacher Pay Is Top of Mind for Bernie Sanders
The progressive senator from Vermont spoke with Education Week as he prepares to chair the Senate's education committee.
School Climate & Safety How a Superintendent Urged Parents to Discuss Gun Violence With Their Kids
The leader of the school district that serves Monterey Park, Calif., encouraged parents not to "let the TV do the talking."
School Climate & Safety Guidance on Responding to Students' Questions About Shootings
A guide for educators on ways to foster a sense of safety and security among students at a time when gun violence seems widespread.
School Climate & Safety Students of Color Disproportionately Suffer From Police Assaults at School, Says Report
A new report tallies up assaults by school-based police officers on students of color.
School Climate & Safety What the Research Says How School Security Changed Since the Pandemic, in 5 Charts
More schools are planning and practicing for emergencies of all kinds.
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School Climate & Safety A 6-Year-Old Shot His Teacher. Who Should Be Held Responsible?
The wounded teacher got her students to safety. Elementary-aged school shooters are very rare, data show.
School Climate & Safety 'This Is Not the Job We Signed Up to Do': Teachers Speak Out Against School Shootings
The largest teachers' union is taking new steps to confront gun violence in schools.
Student Well-Being More School Districts Are Informing Parents of Firearm Storage Responsibilities
Districts across the country are pledging to distribute information about gun safety.