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School Violence

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

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...

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.

School-to-Prison-Pipeline

Ted Wachtel | Posted 08.11.2013 | Crime
Ted Wachtel

Simple strategies, such as the use of restorative circles in classrooms, provide opportunity for students to communicate with their peers and teachers about feelings and concerns, reducing the anxiety and misunderstanding that produce tension and conflict in schools.

Arrest Made After Explosive Device Found In A Boulder County High School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.14.2013 | Denver

Police arrested a 16-year-old suspect Monday night in connection with a pipe bomb-like device found that morning in his Boulder County school. The ...

Joy Resmovits

After Tough Week Of Vacation, Boston Teachers Ease Students Back To School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

After a week of April vacation bookended by a tragic marathon bombing and a manhunt that killed one suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and brought the other,...

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.

Joy Resmovits

1 In 4 Black Students Suspended During School Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

For years, education advocates have highlighted the dire importance of closing the achievement gap of academic performance between students of differe...

The Armed Teachers Movement Stumbles

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When a gunman killed 26 children and staff at a Connecticut grade school, Missouri state Rep. Mike Kelley quickly proposed...

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.

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...

The Upstanders

Cindy Waitt | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Cindy Waitt

Now, more than ever, we need to create more "upstanders" and not only among our youth, but in partnership with parents, school staff, and finally, the whole community.

Are We Creating Violent Teens?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I think that I may be losing my mind. I need all of the parents of teens out there to help me. Listen, I rarely implore you to help me with reality testing but I need you now.

WATCH: School Shooter Talks To Lisa Ling From Prison

Posted 03.12.2013 | OWN

On March 5, 2001, 15-year-old Charles "Andy" Williams opened fire in Santana High School in Santee, California, killing two students and wounding 13 o...

After 2009 Death, Notorious School Turns It Around

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.11.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Long before Chicago's latest spasm of gun violence, the fatal beating of an honors student came to symbolize the dangers facing young ...