Physical and sexual abuse: A harsh reality facing your school

Districts everywhere can learn a lesson from California

Rebuilding after natural disasters

Schools facing tornado risk building safe rooms

Training needed to prevent physical, sexual abuse in schools

California insurance provider offering free online training courses

Can see-through backpacks prevent school violence?

In 2010-11, 21 students died violent deaths in schools, and among 15-to-18-year-olds, 14 out of every 1,000 students were victims of violence

The Business Of: School transportation

From safety to staffing, tips for managing your school bus fleet

Safety planning: How to prepare for the worst

A strong review process and mobile site improve one district’s school safety plan

More states allowing armed school staff

There were 28 shootings in K12 schools and 16 on college campuses between December 2012 and February 2014

Dogs sniff for drugs, guns in Michigan schools

Dogs can detect prescription drugs, alcohol, guns and explosives without having to open bags, lockers or cars

Noteworthy Books: "Reading in the Wild" and other reading picks for district leaders

Recommended reading includes books on principals, student behavior and safety

Electronic privacy: Do schools have a role to play?

Changing technologies—and lax regulations—require extra steps to protect information in the age of smartphones, tablets and cloud storage. These new technologies bring enormous benefits for administrators, students and teachers, but they come with risks, particularly to privacy and information security.