Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 1:50pm
By requiring all school transportation vehicles to pass through a meticulous inspection process and drivers to meet specific, mandated state and federal standards, the MVC takes every step necessary to ensure that all of New Jersey’s 24,000 student transportation vehicles make the grade all year long. But the MVC cannot do it alone. The MVC, New Jersey school districts, and school bus companies must be strong partners to fully ensure student safety.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:16am
A state board has voted to allow 13 school districts in Arkansas to continue using teachers, administrators, and other staff as armed guards, despite a warning from the state's top attorney that the licensing law they relied upon was intended for private businesses.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:00am
In recent years, media attention, state mandates and research on bullying have prompted dozens of school districts across Illinois — including at least 10 in the Chicago suburbs — to try a more inclusive approach that addresses peer aggression while instilling a broader message of respect.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 3:02pm
Crime in city schools is down, but black and Hispanic kids are still far more likely to end up on the wrong side of the law.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 2:23pm
Denver Public Schools will issue electronic cards to about 26,000 children in an effort to strengthen safety measures for those who take a bus to school.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 2:22pm
Under the new law, newly-hired employees must undergo fingerprint-based checks of state and national criminal records databases. Current employees will have to undergo national background checks before the start of the 2016-2017 academic year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 10:34am
High school athletes in St. Louis are getting a lot of attention this fall with two walk-in clinics specializing in sports injuries and the addition of in-house athletic trainers at two schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 9:18am
A school system in north Georgia is considering a proposal that would allow district police to store rifles in school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:21pm
As the first new school year begins since 20 elementary-school children and six staff members were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December, security concerns are testing school officials throughout the nation like never before.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 2:08pm
With the need for safe and appropriate use of the internet—and specifically social networking sites—being front and center in recent weeks, it is essential that schools find interesting and engaging ways in which to deliver what can be repetitive but vital information to students of all ages.