Student behavior

Suicide prevention: 5 steps for better protecting our students

The most effective solutions start long before a student begins thinking about committing self-harm, says Brandy Samuell, a former K12 administrator who is now director of product management at eLuma, a teletherapy provider.

Antisemitic incidents roiling higher ed are now spreading to K12

In Florida, a ripped Israeli flag was found at Equestrian Trails Elementary School, which is part of the Palm Beach County School District. Swastikas have been drawn at other K12 buildings.

The vaping crisis: Districts resort to dramatic measures, including indictments

Several counties in Alabama are taking what's surely among the nation's most aggressive responses to the problem: Vape courts.

Is your state in the top 10 for bullying problems at school and online?

One in five students between the ages of 12 and 18 suffer bullying, as face-to-face harassment moves behind the anonymity of online attacks, according to federal estimates.

Drugs, bullying, weapons: Which are the safest states for high school students?

If you're trying to figure out if you work in one of the least dangerous states for high school students, consider: California has the lowest rate of bullying but students in the Golden State are also the most likely to be exposed to illegal drugs. 

Restorative justice: Why it may be the best response as behavior worsens

Restorative justice reduced arrests by 19% and out-of-school suspensions dropped by nearly as much in Chicago Public Schools that have adopted less punitive discipline.

These 10 states top the list for being home to the most equitable school districts

WalletHub's analysis compared each state—excluding Hawaii—based on two metrics: average household income and public elementary and secondary school spending per pupil. Where does your state rank?

What does the Saturn app do and why are schools warning against it?

Saturn's shared calendar purports to help high school students organize their academic, extracurricular and social lives. But school districts say it may put personal information at risk.

Are teachers and parents becoming more confident about school safety?

A majority of parents and teachers—more than 70% of each—believe their schools have put effective emergency response plans in place.

10 school choice concerns families have as the new year gets underway

The number of Americans who say K12 education is "heading in the right direction" has declined sharply, according to the latest Schooling in America survey by a leading school choice advocacy group. 

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