Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:47pm
With Illinois close to making shooting-incident drills mandatory in all public and private schools, some parents and officials say a proposed new law would require tough decisions on how to balance a student's safety with a child's innocence.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 3:24pm
As word spread over the weekend that Sandy Hook Elementary School would be demolished, residents were split about whether building a new facility on the site of the old one was the best way for the community to move on.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 3:07pm
Concussions are receiving attention nationwide, but death from a blow to the head is exceedingly rare. In contrast, a young athlete dies from a cardiac incident once every three days in the United States, researchers say.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:41am
Syracuse teachers say the level of disruption in their schools has ratcheted up this year and the district has not acted forcefully enough to bring order to their hallways and classrooms.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:51am
For seven years, the video cameras sat in boxes gathering dust at Mount Mansfield Union High School. Now the same cameras that were yanked down from school hallways after parents and students complained are on the verge of going back up. What’s changed?
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 2:24pm
Boston Public Schools, in a push to beef up background checks on employees, will meet the requirements of a new state law mandating that all staff be fingerprinted, and will go a step further by scouring court documents to see if a string of “nonconvictions” is a sign of questionable character.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:30pm
Teachers attending a meeting at a small school in rural Oregon last Friday were shocked when two masked men wearing hoodies burst into the conference room and pretended to open fire. The surprise shooting drill at Pine Eagle Charter School in Halfway was designed to test the school's preparation for an assault by "active shooters," The Oregonian reported.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 10:21am
In the months following the Sandy Hook massacre, schools nationwide have stepped up efforts to provide safe environments for teachers and students, and many have turned to high-tech solutions.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 04/28/2013 - 9:36pm
More than four months after the shooting, just two Connecticut school districts are pushing forward with the idea while others are calling it unaffordable or imprudent.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 3:28pm
New research from the University of Luxembourg shows that there is a direct link between school climate and school violence. Most importantly, the social climate in class and in school is assumed to have a significant effect on the prevalence of violence in schools.