Teaching in the Age of School Shootings

Teaching in the Age of School Shootings by Jeneen Interlandi (nytimes.com)
What happens to teachers who are forced to act as first responders?
Jeneen Interlandi in The New York Times. All annotations in context. Teachers were the first responders. Before police officers and medics arrived, they gathered sobbing, vomiting, bleeding kids into the safest rooms they could find, then locked the doors and kept vigil with them through the stunned and terrified wait. They shepherded the injured to…

Predicting Active Shooter Events: Are Regional Homogeneity, Intolerance, Dull Lives, and More Guns Enough Deterrence?

Predicting Active Shooter Events: Are Regional Homogeneity, Intolerance, Dull Lives, and More Guns Enough Deterrence? (ResearchGate)
Research in Crime and Delinquency from Richard B. Duque, E.J. LeBlanc, & Robert Rivera. Abstract: Based upon a secondary analysis of 2016 General Social Survey (GSS) data, this study identifies regional “Heterogeneity”, “Tolerance”, “Life is Exciting”, “Lack of Confidence in Institutions” and “Gun Ownership” effects related to the frequency of Active Shooter events, which occurred…

Arming Teachers And Expelling Students Is Not The Answer To School Shootings, And It’s Dangerous

Arming Teachers And Expelling Students Is Not The Answer To School Shootings, And It's Dangerous (Learning Policy Institute)
What can we do to end #SchoolShootings? Give students the tools that can help them resolve conflicts peaceably and lead to success later in life.
Post by Linda Darling-Hammond in the Learning Policy Institute blog. All annotations in context. These social-emotional learning practices have been found in hundreds of studies to reduce negative behavior and violence in schools, making schools safer while also increasing academic achievement. The guidance builds on what we know about how to increase school safety through “conflict…

Actually, guns do kill people, according to a new study

Actually, guns do kill people, according to a new study
A new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open underscores an often overlooked factor in gun-policy debates: When it comes to lethality, not all guns are created equal. This latest paper on the caliber of the gun adds a different layer to the gun debate, and it makes a compelling argument for why the type of…

It’s the Guns

It’s the Guns (The Atlantic)
The outrage after Parkland set off a moral reckoning and awakening—there’s a simple explanation for school shootings.
Commentary from David Frum in The Atlantic following the school shooting at Santa Fe High School outside of Houston, TX. Americans of high-school age are 82 times more likely to die from a gun homicide than 15- to 19-year-olds in the rest of the developed world.   Only 30 percent of Americans own guns. Thus far, that minority has…