School safety

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.
The proposed upgrades are part of an ongoing push to improve safety and security at Tennessee’s largest school district
The board heard calls from teachers and members of the public for tighter safety standards in light of national and local incidents of weapons in schools and social media threats.
The $1.8 million proposal would focus on areas near schools most affected by gun violence.
Teens around the country share how gun violence impacts their lives, schools, and neighborhoods.
“After the acute situation settles down, that’s usually when people find that they really need to return for help.”
After the mass shooting in Uvalde, politicians are again calling for more school security. Schools have already spent hundreds of millions in recent years on added security measures.
“I thought, ‘Well, if I die sitting next to these two people, then it’s not that bad. And that’s a thought no student should have in a classroom.’ ”
Police say they searched schools for explosives, but superintendent denies bomb threat.
Vitti recommends against metal detectors for all schools, citing concern about ‘prison type of environment’
Communities are navigating the reality of gun violence and school shootings. Here is a guide of resources for students, parents, teachers, and more.
President Biden urged lawmakers to act after 18 students and a teacher were shot and killed at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday.
Over 25 Kingsbury parents, students, teachers, neighborhood residents, and community activists gathered Monday to voice their concerns about the school and discuss the path forward.
Streets near schools are uniquely dangerous, with rates of crashes and injuries that exceed NYC averages — particularly near schools where most students are poor or children of color.
The school district’s information sessions about improving facilities are taking place throughout May.
The district says it will implement the new weapons screenings with “sensitivity.” But some worry about the impact.
Schools issued about 16% fewer suspension from July through December 2021 compared to the same period in 2019 before the pandemic hit.
The district says the interactive tool will help inform the public on how it is managing aging infrastructure.
A Colorado bill seeks to improve school discipline practices and promote a better learning environment. Opponents say it will drown them in paperwork.
Virtual discussion sheds light on epidemic and its impact on the mental health of students
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