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presentation about school shootings, answered questions (Is it better to shelter in place or run?), and dispelled some outdated notions about safety ("A cafeteria table is not cover.")
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 1:25pm
Two weeks after a contentious public meeting forced it to postpone a decision, the Westfield Board of Education voted tonight to reinstate a police officer to work full-time in the town schools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 1:47pm
Microsoft is launching a “Bing for Schools” program that is tailored for K-12 students by “removing all advertisements from search results, enhancing privacy protections and the filtering of adult content.”
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 8:35am
As school districts rush to adopt learning-management systems, some privacy advocates warn that educators may be embracing the bells and whistles before mastering fundamentals like data security and privacy.