Student safety

How school safety and security improves student behavior and outcomes

How can we expect our students, educators, and staff to focus on learning and teaching when violence occurs daily in our schools?

Nowadays, is restorative discipline enough to keep students in line? Quite frankly, no

"It's just a fancy buzzword and a complete failure," said one kindergarten teacher. "My story is an accurate depiction of what restorative justice looks like in schools. It's not working and there's no accountability."

One more school district sues to put social media giants in their place

"Just as we had 'Big Tobacco' we now have 'Big Tech' exploiting children," said one attorney representing the San Mateo Board of Education. The 107-page lawsuit alleges that social media companies knowingly use AI and machine learning to deliver damaging content to students.

Educators are on the frontlines for school emergencies and they need help

From active shooter emergencies to extreme weather events, the need for advanced school safety technology has never been greater and the stakes have never been higher.

Superintendents spotlight: What it means to stay focused on the whole student

Committing to the whole student is how K12 schools can and will remain the key to democracy in America, Superintendent Trent North says. "When our students graduate, they must not only be academically sound, but we must ensure they are socially and emotionally ready to leave their impact on the world."

Student mental health checks: Are your schools providing the right supports?

A panel of experts issues three calls to action around student mental health that include smarter tech use and “big tent” thinking by cooperative communities.

3 ways to help protect your students from malicious phishing attacks

Cybercriminals are hungry for students' personal identity information and their blank credit history, and their tactics to retrieve such information are becoming increasingly stealthy.

Here are the greatest dangers in the most dangerous states for students

The chances of being sexually assaulted, threatened with a weapon, bullied, or exposed to illegal drugs are among the key safety measurements being tracked.

Superintendent quits after his gun is found by a third-grader at school

Rising Star ISD Superintendent Robby Stuteville admitted to leaving the gun behind after he used a restroom in the Texas district's elementary school.

Why swatting threats may be a long-term issue for schools

Over the past six months, many districts have fallen victim to falsified threats. According to one safety expert, they appear to be linked to one another and originate from international sources.

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