Education news, analysis, and opinion about keeping student safe in the school building from bullying, violence, and environmental hazards, among other things
School Climate & Safety Opinion This Is What Happens to a Student’s Brain When Exposed to Gun Violence
Traumatized 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 Say
Respondents to a national survey of educators said measures like red flag laws, more school counselors are key to any school safety law.
Law & Courts School Groups Worry as Supreme Court Recognizes Right to Carry Handguns in Public
In a 6-3 decision over a New York state law, the court says little about schools as 'sensitive places' where guns can be prohibited.
School Climate & Safety From Our Research Center 'The World Feels Less Stable': Educators' Sense of School Safety Right Now
6 in 10 educators said a mass shooting by a student or outsider was their biggest source of fear.
Federal The Senate Gun Bill: What It Would Mean for School Safety, Mental Health Efforts
Details of a bipartisan Senate agreement on guns outline additional funding to support student mental health programs.
Families & the Community Jill Biden: The Teacher-Parent Partnership Can Be 'Powerful'
First lady Jill Biden emphasized the value of educator and family partnerships in a speech at the National Parent Teachers Association convention Friday.
School Climate & Safety Uvalde Teachers, 14 Others Added to the National Memorial to Fallen Educators
New names were added to the memorial—including those of the beloved educators killed in the May 2022 mass shooting.
Classroom Technology School Shootings Are Fueling the Debate Over Cellphones in Class
Both pro- and anti-cellphone educators cite the same rationale for their stances: safety in a crisis.
School & District Management Robert Runcie, Superintendent During the Parkland Massacre, to Lead School Safety Initiative
The $1 million project is linked to people who used to work in Broward County, Fla., Runcie's former district.
Federal What Educators Need to Know About Senators' Bipartisan Deal on Guns, School Safety
In addition to gun restrictions, a tentative compromise would also fund mental health and school safety programs—but it faces hurdles.
School Climate & Safety The Lost Graduate: Remembering a Student Gunned Down at School
California teen Jonathon Parker and two Michigan teenagers should have graduated this year, but they were killed by gun attacks at school.
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 Can
Don’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?