12/17/2009 - Outraged parents and a national civil rights organization are demanding an investigation into allegations made by a Philadelphia high school junior that two school police officers beat him for being late to school, according to
12/04/2009 - A newly revised version of Virginia's official report on the Virginia Tech massacre provides new details on how police and university officials responded to the initial discovery of the first two shooting victims, reports The New York Times.
11/24/2009 - A new North Carolina law (formerly A.B. 1327) would allow law enforcement agencies to communicate intelligence about criminal activity to school systems if the activity presents imminent danger to the life of a student or employee of the school.
10/28/2009 - A new law (formerly S.B. 526) in North Carolina requires public schools to establish programs to prevent bullying and harassment. The law requires schools to address physical, verbal, and electronic harassment and to implement procedures for reporting, investigating, and preventing such behavior. The new law states that having an unpopular viewpoint does not constitute bullying or harassment.
Bullying among children is on the decline throughout Europe and North America, according to a study of data collected over more than a decade. The findings are reported in an article in the International Journal of Public Health.
10/22/2009 - The Pakistani government has closed the country's schools to protect educational institutions after twin suicide bombings ripped through the International Islamic University (IIU) earlier this week.
10/06/2009 - The head of Chicago's public school system, Ron Huberman, is hoping data analysis can do what traditional security policies could not: protect those students most at risk of becoming victims of violent crime and then flood them with adult supervision, reports The New York Times.
09/29/2009 - School districts in the Philadelphia area are installing a visitor tracking software solution to screen out sex offenders and other undesireables to prevent them from gaining access to their school buildings' hallways and classrooms, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.
08/28/2009 - The head of security at Delaware State University, in Dover, Delaware, discusses how his school activated its crisis management plan when a shooting occurred and some of the lessons learned.