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School Violence

A Framework for Understanding Lethal School Violence: Part 1

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

Many of those reading can remember exactly where they were during one or more --even several (or many) -- incidents of lethal school violence. These events erode at the core of safety we cherish for education.

A Rudder for the Rudderless

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

If you haven't seen the masterful William H. Macy movie, Rudderless, you need to. And if you have seen it and are wrestling with something please read on. Moreover, if you felt there was a lack somewhere, anywhere, consider how to find the composure to read on.

Real Strategies to End Bullying

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 12.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

The Dignity Act is a different kind of anti-bullying law.

Urban Outfitters Hits New Low With Faux Blood-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business

In its endless quest to seem edgy, Urban Outfitters has gone too far once more. The store offered a one-of-a-kind Kent State University sweatshirt ...

Dear NRA

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Tami Shaikh

Don't you have families? Doesn't it bother you when you read about gun violence in schools and colleges?

Brother Wears Oregon School Shooting Victim's Soccer Jersey In Poignant Tribute At Graduation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact

Last Thursday, Joshua Mitchell was dressed in the same green cap and gown as the rest of his graduating high school class, save for one crucial additi...

The Tragic Results of Complacency, Wishing, Hoping & Praying Is More Dead Children

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

Anyone who tells you the words of the constitution are immutable... is a liar. Anyone who tells you that if the constitution gives an American a "right," there is absolutely nothing that the government can do to take it away, is also a liar.

I Never Thought A Tragedy Like This Could Happen In My Own Backyard

Anna Jane Bishop | Posted 08.11.2014 | Teen
Anna Jane Bishop

It all felt so real, and so mind-numbing to think that as I was sitting there, about to take a final, a whole school was in lock down, thousands of students and faculty not knowing if they would make it home that night.

Making Sense of Senseless Violence

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

While I haven't commented on every episode of violence, I do feel compelled to observe incidents that occur near or on school grounds and college campuses -- places that should be safe and fun as they help us develop the promise of our youth and those seeking to better their lives and those of others. Instead they've become all too often a setting of tragedy and a reminder of the fragility of life.

Bullied High Schoolers More Likely To Bring A Weapon To School

Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents

By: By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Staff Writer Published: 05/05/2014 11:49 AM EDT on LiveScience About 200,000 bullied high-school students in the Un...

Police: High School Student Brought Loaded AK-47 To School

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime

A 17-year-old student allegedly brought three loaded guns, including an AK-47, and a knife to his Texas school Monday morning. James Madison High S...

Despite What We Hear, Schools Today Are Safe

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

As a school psychologist, it is my job it is to be on top of every troubling incident that occurs in the schools today. It's true that it appears there have been many incidences of violence in schools resulting in tragedy these past several months.

Talking to Your Kids About Tragic Events

Sheri Meyers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Sheri Meyers

On the surface, your child may seem OK because they are not talking about how your new family situation or that terrible event is affecting them. That doesn't mean they're OK.

Shocked by Violence? Try Being Surprised by Peace

Dan Cardinali | Posted 01.10.2014 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech -- three schools, three places that should be associated with learning and growth and brighter futures. Instead,...

Joy Resmovits

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

A New Model for Community Action

Rachael Chong | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

The Sandy Hook Promise nonprofit looks to the local community, technology, and innovation to develop a national movement for preventing gun violence. ...

Ending School Violence Begins With Me

Kim Simon | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

I'm really tired of listening to all of you ponder, plea, debate and complain. I'm tired of reading your comments on social media. I'm tired of the hand-wringing. The navel-gazing. The attempts at empathy. That's not enough. That won't protect your kids. Do something.

Silence of the Lame

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.13.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Whether a shocking massacre, or solitary assault with a rifle, the prevalence of gun violence in this nation is the best evidence we have of the genuine moral paralysis of government.

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.

Teacher Killings Bring Shocking School Violence Numbers To Light

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 11.18.2013 | Crime

When a 16-year-old student slammed a metal trash can onto Philip Raimondo's head, it did more than break open the history teacher's scalp, knock him o...

Rethinking LGBTQ Bullying

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

What is needed are interventions that understand the problem of LGBTQ bullying as rooted in cultural values, not in individual "bad" children, and that see schools as sites where traditional genders and heterosexuality are valued, rewarded, and given positions of power and prestige.

And Miles to Go: Theater Making and NYC's Education System

Chad Beckim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Chad Beckim

This piece took me well over a year and a half to write, and was one of the most challenging experiences of my career, finally taking shape as a fictional "a day in the life" examination of (some of) the chaos and dysfunction of one of the more challenging NYC public schools.

A Dad's Reaction to a Violent Threat Against His Daughter's School

Jeff Bogle | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

"There's a fine line between brave and stupid," said someone, somewhere. At first, I wasn't entirely certain on which side of said line we were standing on Monday, September 30th.

Should An Elementary School Be Raffling Off A Rifle?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

A North Carolina elementary school has come under fire for choosing to raffle off a rifle at an upcoming school fundraiser. Lucama Elementary Scho...

A Renaissance for School Violence

Marc Epstein | Posted 09.22.2013 | New York
Marc Epstein

While all eyes have been focused on the "stop and frisk" debate in New York, hardly any attention has been paid to the rewriting of school discipline procedures. When it comes to anti-social behavior, zero tolerance is out and therapeutic intervention is in.