School Climate & Safety
Education news, analysis, and opinion about learning environments, school safety, and discipline.
- School Climate & Safety Opinion This Is What Happens to a Student’s Brain When Exposed to Gun ViolenceTraumatized and hypervigilant brains cannot learn effectively, write a behavioral neuroscientist and a school psychologist.School Climate & Safety From Our Research Center What Would Make Schools Safer? Here's What Educators SayRespondents to a national survey of educators said measures like red flag laws, more school counselors are key to any school safety law.School Climate & Safety From Our Research Center 'The World Feels Less Stable': Educators' Sense of School Safety Right Now6 in 10 educators said a mass shooting by a student or outsider was their biggest source of fear.School Climate & Safety Texas Top Cop: Uvalde Police Could Have Ended Rampage Early OnThe head of the Texas state police pronounced the law enforcement response an “abject failure.”School Climate & Safety 2 Police Officers Had Chance to Shoot Uvalde School Gunman, Deputy SaysThe unidentified officers said they feared hitting children playing in the line of fire outside the school.School Climate & Safety Uvalde Teachers, 14 Others Added to the National Memorial to Fallen EducatorsNew names were added to the memorial—including those of the beloved educators killed in the May 2022 mass shooting.School Climate & Safety The Lost Graduate: Remembering a Student Gunned Down at SchoolCalifornia teen Jonathon Parker and two Michigan teenagers should have graduated this year, but they were killed by gun attacks at school.School Climate & Safety ‘Protect Schools, Not Guns’: Quotes and Scenes From Nationwide Marches Calling for New Gun LawsThousands of people rallied on the National Mall and across the United States on Saturday in a renewed push for gun control measures.School Climate & Safety A New Generation of Youth Activists Asks a Familiar Question: How Many More Students Must Die?Detroit high school students pick up the reins of the March For Our Lives movement after another stunning spate of gun violence.School Climate & Safety Opinion Let’s Act to End School Shootings While We Still CanDon’t give up on student safety when the spotlight fades on Uvalde, plead 17 principals who led their schools during or following shootings.School Climate & Safety School Shooter Drills: Is There a Right Way to Do Them?Can schools use drills to prepare students for a crisis like shootings without traumatizing them?School Climate & Safety 'I Don't Want It to Happen Again,' Student Who Played Dead During Shooting Tells CongressAn 11-year-old who survived the shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, school told her story in matter-of-fact detail as Congress debates gun laws.School Climate & Safety The Risks and Benefits of School Police: Black and Latino Parents Weigh InIn interviews, Black and Latino parents diverge on whether police in schools will protect or harm their children.School Climate & Safety Are Police Required to Confront a School Shooter? The Legal Answer Is NoWhen shots ring out in a school, the law doesn’t demand police rush inside and confront the shooter, even if lives could be saved.