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School Safety

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 08.28.2013 | Gay 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.

Sandy Hook Moms: School Safety Forgotten In Gun Policy Talks

AP | By MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The moment Alissa Parker learned of a shooting at her daughter's school, she suddenly regretted not pointing out what she had seen ...

Rolling in the Deep: Tips for Treading Turbulent Classroom Waters

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

Prevention is so much more important than predicting risk. In the wake of recent school tragedies and a resonating fear in schools, these key tips are invaluable for both teachers and administrators alike, as well as for parents.

Having 'The Talk' Before Your Child Goes to College

Linda Wolff | Posted 06.13.2013 | Parents
Linda Wolff

Even though she's heard the speech, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I didn't say it yet again. I cringe as the words come out of my mouth, knowing what's coming, "Mom, you don't have to tell me this. I'm not stupid." But, I say it anyway.

'I Promise This Time There Will Be Change'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Connecticut last week was not alone in moving forward on gun safety. New York, Colorado, and Maryland have all passed new gun violence prevention legislation in the last four months. In each of these states, ordinary citizens have said no more and lawmakers have displayed the courage to listen and lead. Now it's time for Congress to lead for children and for all of us in every state -- not just some -- to demand action not obstruction and to put protection of child and citizen safety ahead of guns -- especially deadly assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines that should not be in civilian hands. The gun violence prevention bills pending in Congress deserve a vote. This time there must be change.

Now Is the Time to Protect Our Kids

Mark Shriver | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Mark Shriver

Our communities have lost too many young, innocent lives to violence. As a nation, we are responsible for doing whatever it takes to protect our children from this public health epidemic. Strong, decisive action is needed in Washington, D.C., to address this crisis.

Right and Wrong Answers on School Safety

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the loud voice of the National Rifle Association (NRA), scholars, experts on school safety, and teachers overwhelmingly disagree with turning schools into armed camps rather than places of nonviolent positive learning.

The Things That Work to Curb Gun Violence

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

The children that were lost in Newtown were our children. The children that are lost to gun violence in neighborhoods throughout America are our children. And the lives that we can save tomorrow are our children's lives.

Restorative Justice Practices in Every Classroom

Ted Wachtel | Posted 06.04.2013 | Crime
Ted Wachtel

The data shows that restorative practices in schools have a remarkable positive impact when employed by everyone in the school.

Joy Resmovits

This State Could Become The First To Require Armed School Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association on Tuesday released its long-awaited "National School Shield Report," a lengthy document that recommends that schools a...

Christina Wilkie

NRA School Safety Report Suggests, Yup, More Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) on Tuesday released a 225-page report on school safety funded by the National Rifle Association. The...

Pay Equity Is Every Worker's Right

Gregory Floyd | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Unions fight for better pay, wages and pensions that guarantee workers dignity in retirement. We do this because the Labor Movement, at its heart, is about fairness.

Should Teachers Pack Heat?

The Tampa Tribune | Rob Shaw | Posted 05.18.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Your child's third-grade teacher might be packing more than a lesson plan in the classroom if a bill designed to make schools safer becomes l...

Teen Narrowly Escapes Kidnapping From School Hallway

Posted 03.15.2013 | San Francisco

Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a teenage girl at a Fair Oaks school. Police say the al...

Ed Today: School Safety Addressed At House Education Committee Hearing; Arne Duncan's Sequestration Hype

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

House Education Panel On School Safety On Wednesday, members of the House Education & Workforce Committee mulled over ways to keep schools safe in light of the horrific Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting, reports Politics K-12. Witnesses told the committee that "school resource officers, additional guidance counselors, and professional development for educators can help schools head off tragedies," the blog reports. But there was next to no conversation about gun control. Hmmm.

House Education Committee Ready To Talk School Safety

AP | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the House education committee says any discussion about school safety needs to be coupled with "common sense strateg...

How Not to Police a Society

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.28.2013 | Crime
Tom Engelhardt

It was, in a sense, so expectable, so leave-no-child-behind. I'm talking about the arming of American schools. Think of it as the next step in the militarization of this country, which follows all-too-logically from developments since September 11, 2001.

The School Security America Doesn't Need

Chase Madar | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Chase Madar

It seems grotesque that the horrific slaughter of those 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, will result in more children getting traumatized, but that's exactly where we're headed -- with firm bipartisan support.