Teachers say school districts have left them in the lurch in the wake of attacks by students. Some admit they resort to violence themselves to send a message to students who might want to test them.
At the heart of the issue for school children, parents, caregivers and teachers is to confront from a very young age the question of sex, sexuality and gender.
Suspensions don’t just harm Black children – they also harm their parents’ employment, a school discipline expert argues in a forthcoming book.
Decisions on whether to allow corporal punishment in school have been largely local.
Pupils who are victimised at school tend to perform poorly academically, are regularly absent from school, suffer psychological trauma and may eventually drop out of school.
‘Behavior vaccines’ – practices meant to improve safety and well-being – have been around for years. An educational psychologist says they are particularly important for schools to adopt now.
A former deputy chancellor of New York City schools explains why the police don’t need to patrol the nation’s public schools.
Attacks on schools and children evoke a strong emotional response, which is a definitive goal of terrorist groups.
Some school districts are starting to remove police. A team of researchers explains why that could be a welcome trend.
Making classrooms, cafeterias and other spaces less crowded will be essential. There are two main ways to do that.
Newly-released body camera footage shows an Orlando police officer taking a 6-year-old girl away in handcuffs. A school safety expert explains the potential pitfalls of police in primary schools.
Overcrowding can have severe negative consequences for the education and safety of learners.
Teachers unions and gun-control advocates who decry the use of fake blood and simulated shootings have cause for concern. But getting students ready does take training and practice.
From being subjected to harassment and threats to getting assaulted or having their cars keyed, many American teachers are being victimized.
Asian students were bullied and excluded during the SARS outbreak. Here’s how we can get schools to help prevent that happening again.
When school resource officers run afoul of the law, more often than not the reason is sexual misconduct with students, research shows.
Being ready takes training and practice. But it might not require fake blood and simulated shootings.
Efforts to ‘harden’ school buildings could distract from the need to focus on human behavior and what’s known about school shooters.
About one-third of America’s primary schools have a school police officer on hand. Do these officers make schools safer, or are they turning primary schools into mini police precincts?
Zero tolerance policies in America’s schools are declining, but you might not be able to tell since so many practices get lumped under the ‘zero tolerance’ label, a school discipline expert says.