School safety

An education department spokesperson said the agency communicated through a press conference and social media. But no one communicated directly to principals.
New research from the University of Chicago Education Lab found a drop in student suspensions and arrests at schools with restorative justice practices. Officials and activists say ongoing partnership to create safer schools could be a national model.
Last school year, 199 Philadelphia students were victims of gun violence, and 33 died.
Vote signals continued trust in Greene as the district proceeds with revamped superintendent search.
A proposed contract, due for a board vote next week, would split the work among four vendors, including ServiceMaster Clean.
The principal at Francis Lewis High School said one student was responsible for the accounts.
The New York Civil Liberties Union said the policy is unconstitutional, but education department officials defended it.
As a new school year gets underway, the Newark Police Department is struggling to fill vacant crossing guard positions. Some community groups want the department to change its application process.
Dennis claims DPS fired him in retaliation for speaking to the media about safety concerns and then publicly disparaged him.
The Denver school board backed the superintendent’s decision to fire Kurt Dennis. The popular McAuliffe principal spoke out about safety concerns, then was accused of mistreating students.
The number of schools with elementary-age children that have play equipment has risen in recent years, the district said.
More facts will be needed to determine whether the orders were constitutional, the ruling said.
A coalition of media organizations including Chalkbeat sued Denver Public Schools to release the recording.
The proposal marks a reversal from policies the district adopted just five years ago to make discipline rules more uniform across the district.
The recording is the subject of an ongoing lawsuit filed by a coalition of media organizations, including Chalkbeat.
As board members introduced themselves, some noted how they’ve shifted from being vocal critics of the system to positions of power.
The principals union has filed a grievance, while current and former DPS employees say the firing of McAuliffe principal Kurt Dennis sends a bad message about dissent.
Lee lo que Greg Cazzell dijo sobre la policía en las escuelas, los perros detectores de drogas y mucho más.
A proposed pilot project by the Denver City Council would provide a staffer and mobile resources to 6 high schools and 2 middle schools.
“This is the world that we live in,” one Brooklyn student said. “This is reality. So what can we do now to help?”
In a shift from current practice, armed DPS safety patrol officers will help with weapons searches under Marrero’s plan released Friday.
The district has reduced the number of officers on campus by almost half since 2020, but momentum on that effort is slowing.
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