Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Rejects Civil Rights Suit by Parkland Survivors
The court in Atlanta held that students who survived the 2018 mass school shooting could not recover from the missteps of public officials.
School Climate & Safety Opinion We Lost Family at Parkland. You Should Learn From Our Personal Tragedy
On the second anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, three surviving family members write about how they believe schools can be made safer.
School Climate & Safety Active Shooter Drills in Schools: Harmful or Helpful? The Debate Rages On
The National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and Everytown for Gun Safety are recommending in a new report that schools stop using active shooter drills that are either unannounced or simulate gun violence.
School Climate & Safety Trump Admin. Unveils School Safety 'Clearinghouse.' Here's What You Need to Know
A new "one-stop shop" website on school safety has gone live, a joint effort of four federal agencies that is drawing strong backing from the families whose loved ones were killed in the 2018 shooting rampage in at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
School Climate & Safety 'Accidental' Shooting in Houston High School Sparks New Rounds of Questions
A school shooting in Houston has set off yet another round of questions about how students manage to get guns onto campuses undetected. But the Texas tragedy also calls attention to the unique and difficult fallout from gun incidents that are accidental.
School Climate & Safety Interactive The School Shootings of 2019: What's Behind the Numbers
Eight people died in 25 shootings this year on school grounds or during school-sponsored events, according to our school shooting tracker.
School Climate & Safety 4 Questions for a Student Gun-Reform Activist
Alanna Miller organized her Dallas' high school's national walkout in protest of gun violence after the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Now a college freshman, Miller said the high-profile pressure to change policies on guns and other issues, along with the voting power of youth, is making lawmakers "a little scared."
School Climate & Safety A 10-Year-Old's Shooting Death and the Challenge Schools Face Keeping Football Games Safe
The shooting death of a 10-year-old spectator at a high school football game exposes a critical vulnerability and crucial responsibility for schools: keeping people safe at events outside school buildings.
School Climate & Safety Should Schools Be Able to Detect Every Would-Be Shooter?
Schools, often under-resourced when it comes to mental-health professionals and services, face daunting challenges when it comes to detecting—and intervening—when students are in crisis.