Education news, analysis, and opinion about keeping students safe in the school building from bullying, violence, and environmental hazards, among other things
School Resource Officers (SROs), Explained
Does the presence of armed officers prevent school violence? Do they contribute for Black children to the 'school to prison pipeline'?
School Climate & Safety Opinion 5 Critical Strategies to Make Your School Safer
There's no single solution to defend students’ physical, mental, and emotional health, but these five actionable steps are a place to start.
School Climate & Safety Teachers Agree on Most School Safety Issues, Except Guns
Teachers agree on their schools' top safety concerns, but they're divided over a policy that's extensively debated after school shootings.
School Climate & Safety Drivers Illegally Pass Buses 42 Million Times a Year. What Schools Can Do
A handful of students are killed each year getting on and off school buses. Schools can take some steps to try to make a difference.
School Climate & Safety Photo Essay Photos: A Year of Grieving and Struggling for Answers After Uvalde School Shooting
A year after a gunman killed 21 people in a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school, the community still searches for answers.
School Climate & Safety Opinion How Teachers Can Collectively Push Back Against Gun Violence
A teacher educator proposes concrete ways educators can raise their voices alongside parents and youth.
School Climate & Safety How Districts Should Respond to Bomb Threats
What schools need to do to be prepared in case of a bomb threat, in the light of increasing threats to districts across the country.
School Climate & Safety What Counts as a School Shooting? Lawmakers Want an Official Definition
A bill would also require agencies to collect more data on school shootings to guide safety efforts.
School Climate & Safety Book Ban Debates Prompt Bomb Threats Against Schools
An upstate New York district received four bomb threats after community members objected to a book.
School Climate & Safety Letter to the Editor How to Support Students Following a School Shooting
An educator offers seven tips for teachers and parents about how to talk to kids about and help them deal with the aftermath of school shootings.
Teaching Profession Teaching Shouldn't Be a 'Life-Threatening Profession,' Biden Says
The president spoke to educators during a ceremony to honor the 2023 State Teachers of the Year.
Student Well-Being 4 Out of Every 10 Parents Own a Gun. What That Means for School and Student Safety
Among those parents, one-third say their guns are stored in an unlocked location, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Has Schools in Mind as It Weighs What 'True Threats' Are
The justices cite school and college scenarios as they consider when speech perceived as threatening may be punished.
School Climate & Safety After Threats and Unruly Meetings, School Boards Invest in Security
Many districts have decided to make metal detectors, security guards or police, and mandatory bag checks a permanent feature of board meetings.
School Climate & Safety Texas Lawmakers Could Make It Easier to Kick Students Out of Class
The bill would allow a teacher to remove a student based on a single incident of unruly or disruptive behavior.