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Parents, Make Sure Your Children Are Safe As They Go Back to School

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

You can't take for granted that all schools have adequate policies in place. Ask about them, ask for copies of them and go over them, when appropriate, with your child.

Mom Of Sandy Hook Students Explains What It Was Like To Send Her Kids Back To School

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents

Mom Sarah Walker Caron, whose son and daughter attend Sandy Hook Elementary School, sent her children back to school just three and a half weeks after...

Put 'Safety' on Your Back-to-School List

Deborah Hersman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Deborah Hersman

Starting a new school year is a fun and exciting time for children and parents alike. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your child has their best - and safest - year yet.

Joy Resmovits

Schools Were Getting Much Safer Until 2010, Government Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

American public and private schools are generally much safer than they were 10 years ago, but school crime began a slight climb in 2010, according to ...

More Kids Getting To School With New Kind Of Bus

AP | JENNIFER McDERMOTT | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the "I Spy" guessing game....

Reducing Gun Violence Isn't a Lost Cause

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Evans

I've seen real people have reasonable conversations about guns in America. I've even seen people who support gun ownership agree with those who don't,...

The New Cold War - Florida Style

Gary Stein | Posted 07.05.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Right now it seems that the attitudes, fear and paranoia of the Cold War are back -- in Florida. This time, however, the weapon in question is not the atom bomb but the more personal conflict over handguns.

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.

Schools and Disasters: Prepare First, Then Remediate Fully

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Claire L. Barnett

Children's health should be a priority in planning for and responding to disasters, including planned time to assess and remediate hazards. But until federal, state, and city health agencies finally stand up for kids, it's up to parents, communities, and individual schools to be prepared before disasters, and to be ready to cope afterward.

Cyber-Bullying: Taking on the Tormentors

Risa Ferman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Risa Ferman

Whereas years ago kids could at least retreat to their homes for escape, there is no escape for kids today. Relentless tormenting through multiple technology platforms makes it virtually impossible for kids who are victims to find a safe sanctuary or a few hours of peace away from the reach of their bullies.

Mom Reportedly Arrested After Failing To Sign In At School's Front Desk

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents

A Missouri mom was reportedly arrested after forgetting to sign in at her son's school. Niakea Williams said she was rushing to console her young s...

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...