Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 2:30pm
Thirty-seven of Iowa’s 1,400 public school buildings include safe rooms, with most built in the last five years, state data show.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 2:11pm
An insurance company currently providing coverage for the vast majority of Kansas school districts is refusing to renew coverage for schools permitting teachers and custodians to carry concealed firearms.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 2:08pm
Bridgewater Township has agreed to provide a second armed police officer for the high school at the district's expense, despite the recent comments against the idea by Gov. Chris Christie.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 3:26pm
Bullying reports have gone down since the Sioux Falls School District implemented a bully prevention model two years ago, but the program has not yet fulfilled its promise of empowering students to stick up for their peers, school officials say.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 2:31pm
As more schools consider arming their employees, some districts are encountering a daunting economic hurdle: insurance carriers threatening to raise their premiums or revoke coverage entirely.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 1:39pm
The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) school safety report on incidents involving kids age 5 to 18 shows crime went up slightly in 2011, but that it's been steadily declining since 1992.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 3:35pm
Local school districts will now be required to conduct safety drills to prepare for a possible shooting under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Monday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 1:16pm
Richard Byrne discusses social media strategies for leaders of schools and organizations. Learn what happens when someone Googles your organization. Find out how Google Alerts can keep you informed about what is being said about your district.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 2:29pm
Facing criticism from parents worried about their children traveling through dangerous neighborhoods to new schools, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel staked out a get-tough stance Wednesday proposing stiffer penalties for gun crimes near schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 1:51pm
About 75 educators attended a safety drill this week, where Limerick Township (Pa.) Police Chief Bill Albany and Upper Providence (Pa.) Sgt. Rob Solorio gave a presentation about school shootings, answered questions (Is it better to shelter in place or run?), and dispelled some outdated notions about safety ("A cafeteria table is not cover.")