School Risk

By Carl Southwell | Trends in school-related risk

Ohio State: More than 100 former students allege sexual abuse by ex-team doctor Richard Strauss

More than 100 former Ohio State students have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against a former team doctor, the school announced on Friday.<p>Ohio State hired an outside firm to conduct an investigation into Richard Strauss after several former wrestlers earlier this year alleged they …

Crime

Construction workers receive $1.1M payout in wage theft case over Long Beach high school project

More than 100 construction workers who helped build Browning High School in Long Beach received an average of about $7,200 in restitution in a …

High School

Trump Withdraws Obama-Era Guidance on Racial Diversity in K-12, Higher Ed.

<b>UPDATED</b><p><i>By guest blogger Mark Walsh</i><p>President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday rescinded several guidance documents issued under President …

Donald Trump

Cal Poly Pomona security officer killed, suspect fatally shot on campus

A Cal Poly Pomona security officer was killed Friday in a violent altercation that ended when police fatally shot the attacker.<p>Pomona Police Chief Michael Olivieri announced the incident on Twitter and said one of his agency’s officers had been involved in the shooting.<p>A law enforcement source with …

Los Angeles County

California just passed the toughest data privacy bill in the US

California lawmakers passed a law to give people more control over how companies like Google and Facebook use their data.<p>In one day (June 28th), the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 unanimously passed both legislative chambers and was signed into law by governor Jerry Brown. Similar to the …

Privacy

Children hurt after school bus overturns on NJ Turnpike

Police do not yet know the total number of people injured.A school bus overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike Friday afternoon, leading to multiple …

New Jersey

Columbia Student Who Fought Sexual Violence Faces Child Sex Crime Charges

A Columbia University student whose global campaign against rape and sexual abuse of children earned him berths to speak alongside United Nations and State Department officials was himself charged this week with a series of sex crimes against children.<p>In a complaint filed in federal court Tuesday …

United States

California Committee Passes Bill Mandating Free Abortions at All College and University Campuses

The California legislature edged closer to passing a bill this week that would force colleges and universities to provide free abortion drugs to …

Abortion

Suicide prevention training heading to schools

by Elena KadvanyGov. Jerry Brown set aside Wednesday $1.7 million to fund online suicide prevention training for all public middle and high school …

Targeted: A Family and the Quest to Stop the Next School Shooter

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A lawsuit reveals how peculiar Harvard’s definition of merit is

ABBOTT LAWRENCE LOWELL, the president of Harvard from 1909 until 1933, thought the university had too many Jews. In the first year of Lowell’s …

College & University

New Google Classroom update makes it harder to cheat on quizzes

And new educator hardware, too<p>Google has announced several new features for its Google Classroom product today, including new ways for parents and teachers to shut off access to apps and browsers when students should be sleeping or focusing on coursework.<p>Now, through assigning quizzes in Google …

Education Technology

Video Games? Media? Bullying? No Single Cause for School Shootings, Experts Tell Safety Commission

One-by-one, experts speaking to a federal school safety commission addressed factors commonly blamed for school shootings: bullying, mental health …

Four Things to Know About Trump's Plan to Merge Education, Labor Departments

So President Donald Trump has proposed merging the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor into a new U.S. Department of …

20% of Educators Say They've Been Sexually Harassed or Assaulted at Work

In the #MeToo era, even educators are not immune: Forty percent of K-12 teachers and administrators report in a new Education Week Research Center …

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and …

If DeVos Scraps the Federal Office for ELLs, Would It Matter?

If U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos scraps the long-standing federal office that supports English-learners, a broad community of advocates and …

14-year-olds arrested on suspicion of setting blaze at Long Beach school after string of arsons, LBFD says • Long Beach Post

Authorities took the boys into custody on Saturday, June 16, after linking them to a blaze at Naples Elementary School where some trash was lit on …

The facts about Trump’s policy of separating families at the border

<i>“I hate the children being taken away. The Democrats have to change their law. That’s their law.”</i> <b><br>— President Trump, in remarks to reporters at the White House, June 15</b><p><i>“We have the worst immigration laws in the entire world. Nobody has such sad, such bad and, actually, in many cases, such horrible</i> …

Immigration

Playgrounds have changed a lot since the early-1900s

School playground equipment in the year 1900.pic.twitter.com/Fc8ovdiqsF<p>1,023 replies 9,232 retweets 30,839 likes<p>Replying to @<b>historylvrsclub</b><p>Ik he’s …

State Senate bill requiring public college abortion services passes Assembly committee

On Tuesday, the California Assembly Committee on Health voted 10–4 to advance SB 320, which would require that all California public university …

Four-Day School Week Overview

Shortening the school week to four days has become an increasingly common trend over the last decade.<p>Reasons for implementing the shorter week vary, …

The four-day school week: Research behind the trend

To save money and help with teacher recruitment, a growing number of public schools are taking Fridays off. We've gathered research on the benefits …

9 Things to Know About School Resource Officers

School resource officers have one of the most unique assignments in law enforcement, yet relatively little is known about them. Who are they? How do …

#NeverAgain? How Schools Should Respond To Student Protests

After the February 14 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students began to organize like rarely before to protest…

CFPB to Eliminate Student Loan Office

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Says Trump's School Safety Commission Won’t Focus on the Role of Fire Arms

In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre that left 17 people dead, the Trump administration announced the creation of a federal commission to find “meaningful and actionable recommendations to keep students safe at school.”<p>However, while giving testimony before a Senate …

President Trump's school safety commission will not be looking at role of guns, chair says

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, chair of President Donald Trump's Federal Commission on School Safety, said Tuesday the group would not look at the …

Ready for a Shooter? 1 in 5 School Police Say No

One in five school officers say their school is not prepared to handle an active-shooter situation, according to a nationally representative survey …