House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the STOP School Violence
Act (HR 4909), which provides federal grants intended to make schools safer.
Attorney Erica MacDonald has identified Indian Country as a top priority for her office and said that fear of school violence
keeps her up at night.
Indeed, research in recent decades has underscored the enormous impact of the phenomenon of school violence
at this stage of education, which is detrimental to the teaching-learning process, evolutionary development, and peaceful coexistence at school; and has negative repercussions on wellbeing, psychological health, and social relations (Cava, Buelga, Musitu, & Murgui, 2010; Estevez & Jimenez, 2014).
Jimerson (University of California -Santa Barbara), "School Safety and Violence Prevention: Science, Practice, Policy" is timely volume comprised of thirteen chapters that presents a data driven approach to preventing and responding to school violence
. As school violence
receives increasing attention across the nation, the application of scientific knowledge is critical.
As part of the study, researchers statistically tested the relationship between witnessing school violence
in Grade 8 and subsequent antisocial behaviour and academic adjustment in Grade 10.
The School Violence
Prevention Program is a Department of Justice program that funds the grants.
In related news, the Justice Department is inviting applications for another grant program authorized by the STOP School Violence
President Donald Trump formed a federal commission on school safety this year to identify meaningful policy recommendations to prevent school violence
. Led by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the commission is studying a range of topics, including: facility security, mental health services, coordination of law enforcement, threat assessment and school-based violence prevention strategies, positive behavior interventions, and the possible influence of video games.
In the wake of recent school violence
, Scholastic Magazine editors have created a resource hub for teachers at bit.ly/MagResources.
The ongoing wave of school violence
has forced higher ed to enhance emergency-response training in teacher education programs.
President Donald Trump plans to meet with executives from the video game industry next week to discuss school violence
in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland Florida, the Hill reports.