Education news, analysis, and opinion about gun violence at schools and during school events
School Shootings This Year: How Many and Where
Education Week is tracking K-12 school shootings in 2023 with injuries or deaths. See the number of incidents and where they occurred.
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 & District Management School Shooting Survivors at Odds With District Over Graduation Cords
Oxford graduating seniors want to wear special orange gun violence survivor cords at commencement. But the district says no.
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 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 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.
School Climate & Safety Opinion 'Small Actions Matter': A Teacher Reflects on School Shootings Since Sandy Hook
One teacher recalls the emotion of teaching 25 miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School on the day of shooting—and the decade since.
School Climate & Safety Video Students Want to Feel Safe at School. Here’s What They’re Asking For
Students across the country worry school shootings are becoming routine. So they're walking out of school for "common sense" gun laws.
School Climate & Safety After the Nashville Shooting, School Safety Proposals Echo Past Efforts
State and federal lawmakers have proposed increasing school police and arming teachers in response to a shooting at a private school.
Budget & Finance School Shootings: The Long-Term Financial Fallout
A surge in spending on security after school shootings prompted two researchers to examine whether it crowded out spending on instruction.
School Climate & Safety What the Tragedy in Nashville Reveals About School Safety
A rapid response, security measures in the building, and warning signs before the attack offer lessons on safety.
School Climate & Safety What We Know About the Nashville School Shooting Victims
The Nashville community mourned the loss of three children and three adults after a shooter attacked The Covenant School.
School Climate & Safety 3 Students, 3 Staff Dead in Shooting at Private Elementary School in Nashville
The attack at The Covenant School was the 13th school shooting this year that resulted in injuries or deaths.
School Climate & Safety School Shooting Prompts Denver to Bring Back Armed Officers
Denver's superintendent this week said he was ready to face the consequences of going against district policy following two shootings.
Law & Courts Florida Law Requiring Gun Buyers to Be 21 Is Upheld
A federal appeals court said the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act is consistent with the Second Amendment.