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Joy Resmovits

1 In 4 Black Students With Disabilities Suspended From School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2014 | Black Voices

A so-called school-to-prison pipeline flows from school discipline that lands disproportionately on students with disabilities and students of color, ...

Joy Resmovits

U.S. Puts Schools On The Hook For Police Actions

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration issued the first federal legal guidance on school discipline Wednesday, telling school administrators they must avoid discrim...

Their Voices Call Out to Us

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

We must move from reflection to action on solutions that truly work. On the one-year anniversary, the voices of the victims of gun violence call out to us. Will we listen?

How Fear Governs Our Work with Students and What to Do

Tim Elmore | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

If you ask the average parent or teacher about school safety these days, their reply would most likely indicate how fearful they are. It's easy to conclude school has never been a more dangerous place. I mean, it's true, isn't it?

Bronx Schools Reduce Policing and Suspensions With Support From Parents

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York
Dinu Ahmed

On Saturday, November 16th, members of the Bronx School Justice coalition held a public report back on a year's worth of work to reduce punitive disciplinary measures in Bronx public schools.

The Over-Policing of America

Chase Madar | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Chase Madar

American over-policing involves far more than the widely reported up-armoring of your local precinct. It's also the way police power has entered the DNA of social policy, turning just about every sphere of American life into a police matter.

Is Gun Violence in Our Schools a Solvable Problem?

Gary Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Dorn recommended more armed guards, and here is where we disagree. Two factors need to be addressed when considering these options: the financial aspect and the psychological one.

Amanda Terkel

North Carolina Governor Appoints Anti-LGBT Attorney To School Safety Post

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) first nominated attorney Buddy Collins to the state school board in March, he faced significant...

Safe Classrooms, Safe Kids

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Elisa Villanueva Beard

Educators can be allies. They can guide their students in respect for one another's differences. They can make hotlines and resources accessible. And by teaching, loving, and leading each day, they make change.

Social Media Networks As a Marketplace for Gun Sales

Michelle Schimel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michelle Schimel

Websites must stop enabling the sale of guns without background checks. Doing so, they can and will save countless lives and prevent more tragedies from happening.

A Personal Appeal to Women: Don't Be a Statistic

Annie Cushing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Annie Cushing

Please do yourself a favor and arm yourself with something to keep you safe, like pepper spray. It just may save your life. It did mine.

Joy Resmovits

Inside The Boot Camp For Cops Charged With Keeping Our Schools Safe

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The same week protests erupted around the nation over the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon...

County Wants To Prepare Parents For Nuclear Explosions

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents

Ventura County in California wants to make sure parents know how to respond to a nuclear disaster. The Ventura County Emergency Planning Council i...

Is This The Way To Promote School Safety?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.04.2013 | Chicago

When some Curie High School students arrived for classes after Labor Day, they were surprised to learn that their backpacks were not up to code. Th...

Most States Lack Plans To Protect Children, Says Study

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, most states still don't require four basic safety plans to protect children in school and child car...

How You Can Protect Children, Before Disaster Strikes

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Mark Shriver

From Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac, to Sandy Hook, to the Oklahoma tornadoes, the last 12 months have featured natural disasters and high-profile school tragedies. Unfortunately, it's clearer than ever that children in the United States are still not getting all the protections they deserve.

Distracted Walking: Let's Take a Moment of Silence for Christina

Kate Carr | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

You would think the pain would be too much for Gwen Ward, but she still keeps going back to the school just two blocks away from the intersection wher...

Another Way Schools Are Trying To Increase Safety After Sandy Hook

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

The Carroll Independent School District in north Texas is not messing around when it comes to safety this year. In addition to having armed guards ...

Are Our School Buildings Harming Our Students?

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Claire L. Barnett

Today, clear and convincing research shows that improving specific factors such as school indoor environmental quality improves attendance, academic performance, and productivity.

Teens, Anxiety and School Safety

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Let's collectively hope and pray that your teens do not have to deal with real or perceived school disasters this year. Nonetheless, no topic should be off limits: correct?

A Tuff First Line of Defense: Who Is Guarding Our Kids?

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

This week makes it obvious that the first-line of defense for kids wouldn't be the occasionally roaming security guard, it wouldn't be the principal or the teacher, it wouldn't be the custodians or volunteer dads; my kids' real lifeguards would be the front office staff.

What My Kids' School Has Taken From Me

Corbyn Hightower | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Corbyn Hightower

You can keep your guns, but do you have to take away our schoolyards? This morning, a shooter was reported at an elementary in Georgia. And now, there's one more strike in the column for schools being on, essentially, lock-down: sealed at every entrance.

Professors Get Bulletproof Whiteboards

Posted 08.22.2013 | College

Bulletproof whiteboards will be among the back-to-school supplies for professors at one university. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is spe...

More Security Awaits Students Returning To School

Stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

LGBTQ Students, Schools and Pride: Not There Yet

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Conversations about sexual and gender identity are still highly contested terrain in the field of education, and LGBTQ remains the one area of inclusion still largely unaddressed in all areas of public K-12 education.