Teaching in the Age of School Shootings

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?

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…

The School Shootings That Weren’t

Anya Kamenetz on NPR's Morning Edition. How many times per year does a gun go off in an American school? The reports from the U.S. Department of Education are apparently way off. This spring the U.S. Education Department reported that in the 2015-2016 school year, "nearly 240 schools ... reported at least 1 incident involving…

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

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…