Gun Violence and Schools

A new analysis by The Trace finds that an average of 57 shootings a day occur near U.S. school buildings. These shootings can traumatize students and hinder academic growth.

The new matrix comes more than a year after a shooting inside East High School and following state findings that DPS disproportionately suspends Black students with disabilities.

New report: Schools can be a game changer for students who live near the sites of killings

One initiative will give $1,000 bonuses to teenagers who work 100 hours or more this summer and complete financial literacy training.

The vote comes one year after a mass school shooting in Nashville that prompted calls for gun restrictions

Across party lines, teachers want students to have more mental health support. Republican teachers were more likely to support armed police officers in school — and arming teachers.

‘People were damn mad,’ said one spectator who was asked to leave the chamber.

An analysis from the University of Chicago Crime Lab found 1 in 5 of more than 2,000 youth contacted participated.

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Members of the board said they felt the resolution needed more research and input from officials.

Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy for his alleged role in the shooting.

The student was walking home from school when he was shot around 1 p.m Friday. He is the fourth teenager to be shot and killed in the past two weeks in the city.

The district wants to use some of the funding to expand a student-led program that teaches nonviolence.

Last school year, 199 Philadelphia students were victims of gun violence, and 33 died.

Dennis claims DPS fired him in retaliation for speaking to the media about safety concerns and then publicly disparaged him.

Philadelphia’s school safety chief said getting more students into out-of-school activities can also help keep them out of trouble.