Student safety

5 ways districts can better handle social media threats

School leaders should work with law enforcement to develop a response plan that starts discreetly, at a lower intensity, and scales up rapidly if a threat becomes credible.

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.

Hate crimes targeting LGBTQ+ students quadrupled in these 28 states

That's according to a new analysis of FBI data showing a huge spike nationwide between 2015-19 and 2021-22 since divisive concepts first entered the forefront of education policy-making.

How are two years of teaching restrictions impacting classrooms?

“Students do not feel comfortable asking honest questions and teachers do not feel comfortable about giving honest answers," one teacher told researchers examining curriculum restrictions.

Chaplains in public schools? What’s behind a new push

Lawmakers proposing the bills are pointing to counselor shortages but are not completely playing down the religious aspects of putting chaplains in schools.

How teachers can be even better allies during mental health crisis

Student leaders were asked: “What is one thing you want your teachers to know about your personal experience in school, online and with peers?” 

Emergency planning: 9 tough questions you need to answer

Leaders are therefore tasked not only with preparing for the unthinkable—they must also be ready to address parents’ fears and answer their valid questions regarding emergency preparedness planning.

New legislation makes educators and students in 2 states feel safer on campus

Alyssa’s Law requires public elementary and secondary schools to be equipped with “silent panic alarms directly linked to law enforcement.”

Here are the 5 essentials in an incident response plan

When it comes to emergency planning, the “it won’t happen here” mentality is no longer an option for schools.

Data and bullying: How to break down the problem

Avoidance of the situation is the most common response to bullying, which often amplifies the negative repercussions of the behavior.

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