School safety

Detroit officials aren’t closing schools yet, but they’re asking parents to monitor their children’s social media use.
District officials say the effort is a key tool to prevent violence and self-harm, but some advocates are skeptical.
Suspensions have fallen 64% over the past decade, though troubling racial disparities remain.
More than 80% of LGBTQ students say they faced harassment or assault.
The Newark Police Department is working to fill nearly half of its crossing guard positions across public and charter schools amid growing concerns about student safety.
Education department officials stressed that the community group partners in the $9 million initiative will offer far more than violence interruption.
The Newark Community Street Team will partner with the Newark Opportunity Youth Network charter school to support student mental health and provide violence prevention and intervention.
After 110 days in office, Superintendent Tony Watlington said Philadelphia schools district must do better.
One football player said ‘we’re out here doing it’ for the slain student, Nicolas Elizalde.
Superintendent Tony Watlington called the incident “absolutely unimaginable.”
The school district is sending its crisis response team to Roxborough High School to support students and staff.
Students and staff participated in a series of activities, from wearing white to holding schoolwide assemblies and classroom discussions, aimed at promoting peace and healing.
A growing movement is working to reduce gun violence where students most often experience it.
Lawmaker wants to bar children from using their devices during the school day
Following two shootings last fall, Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy was flooded with crisis counselors but that soon faded — leaving some calling for long-term support to heal from the trauma.
Newark will introduce a new student identification system and hire more security guards as the state digital mapping initiative gets underway.
Black teenagers in Philadelphia make up nearly 85% of victims who have died from gun violence since the start of the pandemic.
The district’s top safety official stressed that schools remain “the safest place” for students.
Officials and providers alike describe the expansion as largely successful, but providers have pointed to a few problems to work out for the future.
After facing pressure to shift from punitive to restorative practices, Chicago Public Schools is making changes and reducing the number of police at schools, but details on how things are shaping up are hard to come by.
Tips about planned school attacks rolled in after Oxford High School shooting.
Dozens of advocacy groups are raising the alarm that restorative justice funding is “at risk” — including a planned expansion of restorative justice programs to all middle and high schools.
Over 100,000 Memphis-Shelby County Schools students and 6,000 teachers will return to classrooms on Monday. But the superintendent remains on leave.
As most Chicago high schools have moved away from police officers on campus, 40 schools will have at least one officer on campus this fall.
During a lockdown drill, it’s up to each teacher to decide how to lead the process and respond to students’ emotions.
Highland Park families turned to schools for grief counseling after a mass shooting in the suburb north of Chicago.
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