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A girl grieves for a friend killed in the Uvalde shooting. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

The lasting consequences of school shootings on the students who survive them

Research shows that school shootings can lead to years of health, educational and economic detriment for students who survive the attack.
The scene of the latest – but likely not the last – U.S. school shooting. AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Most school shooters get their guns from home – and during the pandemic, the number of firearms in households with teenagers went up

A 15-year-old sophomore killed four students in a Michigan school attack. The gun he used was purchased by his father just four days earlier.
School boycott picketers march across the Brooklyn Bridge to the Board of Education in 1964. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

Fighting school segregation didn’t take place just in the South

In the 1950s, Harlem mother Mae Mallory fought a school system that she saw as ‘just as Jim Crow’ as the one she had attended in the South.
California is implementing universal screenings for childhood trauma. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com

How universal childhood trauma screenings could backfire

Universal screenings for childhood trauma, like the ones being implemented for California students, may cause more harm than good, a scholar argues.
Yoga classes are becoming more prevalent in America’s schools. Africa Studio / www.shutterstock.com

Are yoga and mindfulness in schools religious?

Yoga and mindfulness are becoming more prevalent in America’s public schools. But are they subtly promoting religion? A scholar who has served as an expert witness in several yoga cases weighs in.

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