Tag: safety


White House conference highlights ways to get students physically active

September 30, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

In Chicago and other similar urban settings, safety concerns can significantly prevent children from going outside and being physically active, a Chicago community policing sergeant told the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health on Wednesday. “Parents are making […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Focusing on safety can help schools mitigate teacher stress

October 15, 2021

Via: eSchool News

A defining feature of the COVID-19 pandemic is the haze of uncertainty in which we now live. Are cases rising or falling? Which activities are deemed “safe” for the vaccinated? And now that most U.S. schools have re-opened in person, […]


After calls for systemic change, school police debates stall amid safety concerns

October 7, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

Initiatives to dismantle school resource officer programs in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the killings of other Black Americans at the hands of police have slowed after growing momentum for change last year and Black educators’ […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

How college athletic departments are coping with the pandemic

July 31, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Fall sport athletes often arrive early to campus, where they live and train together as they prepare for the season ahead. This year, however, that preseason training has come with outbreaks of the coronavirus within athletic departments on several campuses […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, News

Infectious disease experts identify coronavirus safety measures for reopening schools

July 21, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The question of reopening schools in the fall, and to what extent, remains highly polarized nationwide. In a participant poll during the webinar, however, 72% reported feeling very or somewhat unconfident that fully reopening in fall will be safe for […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Can colleges enforce rules designed to prevent coronavirus spread?

July 9, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Purdue University’s plan to reopen this fall expects all community members to socially distance on and off campus. But more than 90% of staff, faculty, postdocs and graduate students think undergraduates won’t do it. That number comes from an early […]

Educational Forms, Formal Education

Illinois restricts how students are secluded and restrained

February 20, 2020

Via: Education Week

The Illinois State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt permanent rules that ban the use of locked seclusion rooms and prohibit schools from using prone restraint, a move that restricts the state’s rules more than ever. The new rules […]


Report: As schools heighten security, student victimization declines

April 18, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado marks the first of several major school shootings that transformed the conversation around safety and security. Since Columbine, fears seem to have intensified, especially in light of subsequent tragedies, including those […]


Edtech’s Blurred Lines Between Security, Surveillance and Privacy

March 5, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

A study by Northeastern University researchers suggests that schools are safer than they were in the 1990’s. But headlines about cyberbullying and school shootings have communities understandably on edge. One in 3 parents surveyed in a 2018 PDK Poll say […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

To what extent are districts, schools liable for students safety?

February 20, 2019

Via: Education Dive

While a school’s primary goal is to educate students, another priority is providing a safe environment. It’s a responsibility enforced in federal, state and local laws, but ultimately, students can — and do — get hurt. And when they do, […]


Educator confidence rising, but concerns over salaries, safety remain, survey finds

November 28, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While it’s certainly a good sign that educators’ feelings of optimism toward their profession are on the rise, it’s important not to lose sight of the issues continuing to concern them. School safety is particularly notable, given the frequency with […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Survey: Just over half of middle, high school students feel safe at school

April 24, 2018

Via: Education Dive

As schools expand efforts to incorporate more student voice in efforts to improve school climate, surveys such as these can be an important tool in creating conversations with students about how to improve their perceptions of safety. The survey report […]