Briefings

Caught in the middle: Can schools ensure security and positive student outcomes?

Recent research has revealed a link between heightened security measures and decreased student outcomes, especially among students of color.

Why this big district is putting lifesaving Narcan in every school

After a string of student opioid overdoses, including the death of a 15-year-old girl, Los Angeles USD ramps up safety measures with Narcan.

How well do these states rank on college preparedness and persistence?

Among the 25 states selected for an award, Ohio's public schools received the most recognition, with Texas and Michigan following closely behind.

Teachers want to teach—not be “dehumanized” and “smeared”

Several states have implemented overreaching education policies this year, and it's dehumanizing, according to AFT President Randi Weingarten.

We want your input: What are the biggest safety concerns in K-12?

We want to hear from you about issues in your schools. The survey takes less than two minutes.

Transgender students face new pressure in this state. But schools vow their support

Leaders in several Virginia districts affirm commitments to inclusive climates in response to new K-12 policy that defines "sex” as strictly biological.

What is swatting? A scary hoax that is putting schools on high alert

False reports of active shooters have caused lockdowns, disruptions and high anxiety at dozens of schools in several states this week.

How to solve the 5 toughest challenges faced by leaders of rural schools

Administrators must advocate for funding and staffing solutions tailored to the unique needs of their rural districts.

What do the comments say about Biden’s proposed changes to Title IX?

Over 210,500 comments were submitted in response to Biden's proposed Title IX changes, and there are a healthy variety of opinions...

These 3 ‘disturbing’ safety concerns are at the top of mind for schools

One month into the school year and we're seeing an alarming amount of gun-related threats, among other issues, according to one school safety expert.

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