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TGIF Timesaver: More buses are going green; team teaching endorsed

New this week: Uvalde families of victims agreed on a $2 million settlement with the city, districts are getting major bus upgrades and team-based teaching might be the solution to shortages.

School boards: The four keywords that keep coming up in the biggest districts

Do school boards share the priorities of their district's superintendents? Do they share the same priorities across the country? Burbio has been providing regular updates on the hot-button topics that are priorities at meetings right now.

Nearly 60% of teachers worry about possible school shootings

Nearly 25% of teachers report having gone into lockdown last school year in response to a possible gun-related threat, new research shows.

13 obstacles that top districts’ current safety concerns

Social media use, including TikTok challenges, has been identified as the most prominent issue among school SROs. What else made the list?

Trends in School Security: 5 Steps to Prepare for and Prevent a Crisis

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 24th at 2 pm ET

In this 20-minute DA Ed Talk, a school security expert will outline effective strategies to bolster school safety, using a 5-step approach that will help district leaders prepare for and prevent a future crisis. 

School shootings: 2024’s figures are in line with recent surges

Last year, there were a record 346 incidents of a K12 school shooting. In 2024 alone, there's been nearly one a day and at least 37 people have been wounded or lost their lives.

Department of Education: How principals can support gun storage safety

"As school principals and district administrators, you have credibility in your community and trust in your schools and districts that uniquely position you to help save lives," U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona wrote in a letter.

Leaders are placing fewer SROs and armed officers in schools, report finds

New data from the National Center for Education Statistics breaks down safety and security trends from the 2021-22 school year.

School shootings hit record high in 2023 as upward trend continues

There were at least 346 school shootings during 2023, surpassing the previous year's 308 and 2021's tally of 256, according to the K-12 School Shooting Database.

SROs share how schools can minimize disruptions caused by swatting hoaxes

"When schools close or evacuate for a communicated threat that isn't credible, the perpetrators get exactly what they want," said Mo Canady, executive director for the National Association of School Resource Officers.

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