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Violence in Schools

Are You Scared Yet?

James Peron | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
James Peron

Our politicians serve up endless entrees of panique du jour. Of course, what we are supposed to be terrorized about differs, depending on whether you're looking at the left-hand page of the menu, or the right.

Parents And Teachers Protest Administrator Bullying, Teacher Dismissals At San Francisco Middle School

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

A group of about 30 parents and teachers organized by the United Educators of San Francisco teachers union gathered outside Martin Luther King Jr. Aca...

Perry Hall High Shooting Suspect's Troubled Past

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ and BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 08.30.2012 | Crime

TOWSON, Md. -- The teenager accused of shooting an intellectually disabled classmate at a suburban Maryland high school was accustomed to firearms in ...

There Are Proven Tools to Make Schools Safe, We Just Have to Use Them

Ted Wachtel | Posted 08.09.2012 | College
Ted Wachtel

Can we agree that it is less expensive to run a safe school than a dangerous one, thus saving taxpayers money? Can we agree that before test scores can rise, students have to feel safe at school?

Seeing Violence, (Not) Seeing Bullying

Lori Ungemah | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

I am lucky to live in one of the few cities that released the documentary Bully a month ago and I rushed to see it. This film could not portray an environment more different from my teaching experiences if it tried.

Girl Left Unconscious On School Bus After Beating

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.02.2012 | Education

A 13-year-old female student was beaten so badly by seven students between the ages of 12 and 15 that she was left unconscious on the school bus Frida...

There Was 'Blood All Over The Floor'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education

Ronette Ricketts, 40-year-old English teacher at Poughkeepsie High School, is accused of stabbing fellow English teacher Cynthia Glozier, 54, 16 time...

5th Grader Attacks Teacher For Confiscating Candy

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education

After teacher Kelly Sanchez confiscated Halloween candy from a 10-year-old 5th grader at Zellwood Elementary school, the student allegedly attacked an...

When Walking to School Is Unsafe

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

No child should feel unsafe on their walk to school. If we are to turn around struggling schools, we owe this issue a bit of attention. Our children's lives and futures depend on it.

The Growing Problem of Over-Policing Our Schools

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Wright Edelman

The over-policing of public schools -- is one more threat to our nation's children at risk of entering the pipeline to prison.

Change and the Dream: Teaching Our Children About Non-Violent Living

Terry Real | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Real

It is in everyone's interest -- the victim, the bully and the bystander -- to create a safe environment in which respect for one another is not just a voluntary matter but a baseline norm that we insist upon.

Let the Right One In: New Vampire Film with a "Beat"

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Several people excitedly told me I had to go see Tomas Alfredson's new film, Let the Right One In, a Swedish film which is also currently playing at the Angelika in New York.