The Answer Sheet: Violence


Posted at 12:09 AM ET, 02/13/2014

At least 44 school shootings since Newtown -- new analysis

That’s an average of more than three a month since December 2012, with nearly 30 deaths. See map.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:09 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Violence

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/25/2014

Will this become the new sickening normal at school?

Look at news from just the past 11 days.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:28 AM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Violence

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/14/2014

What should a school do with a child like this?

A third grader threatens students and teachers repeatedly.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Violence

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Guns, schools and the most important unplanned lesson for teachers

American University was on lockdown Wednesday night because a man with a gun was spotted on campus. Here are the lessons learned.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Violence

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 01/16/2013

PTA criticizes Obama's call for more armed school guards

The National Parent Teachers Organization said today it was pleased with much of President Obama's new proposals to improve school security but that his call for more armed guards at schools "comes as a disappointment."

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:13 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Group Opposes Guns on Campus, Gun Violence in Schools, guns, School Security

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Obama's proposals on school safety

Here's what President Obama proposed today to make schools safer as part of his expansive new initiative to reduce gun violence.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:14 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, School Safety, Targeting Gun Violence

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 12/15/2012

U.S. school districts react to Newtown shootings

School districts in the greater Washington area and around the country respond to the deadly shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:34 AM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety Issues Addressed, School Shootings, School Violence

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 12/14/2012

How to talk to children about violence against children

ANSWER SHEET | From the National Association of School Psychologists is advice on how to talk to children about violence.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:37 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dealing With Crisis, School Shootings, Violence Against Children

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/12/2011

How to talk to kids about violence

High-profile acts of violence can scare and confuse children. Here is advice on how to talk with them about the Arizona shooting rampage.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parents | Tags:  arizona shooting, gabby giffords, gabrielle giffords, jared lee loughner, loughner, school psychologists, talking to kids about violence, tucson shootings

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/15/2010

How homicides affect test scores - study

School reformers who say that poverty and family circumstance are only excuses for poor student performance might do well to look at a new study which found African-American children in Chicago scoring a lot lower on reading and vocabulary tests within a week of a homicide in their neighborhood--even if they did not directly witness the violence.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Research | Tags:  effects of homicide on schoolchildren, effects of poverty on school performance, effects of violence on children, new york university research, school reform

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 05/03/2010

New data on campus violence

Attackers are most likely seek out specific targets on or near college campuses because they have an intimate relationship with the victim, according to a new government report that analyzed threats and violence at schools over more than a century.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:22 PM ET, 05/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life | Tags:  government study on violence, lacrosse player and murder and uva, lacrosse player charged, murder and uva, murder on campus, study on violence, uva lacrosse death, uva murder lacrosse, violence on campus, violence on college campuses

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/19/2010

New analysis of violence on campus

Colleges and universities should strategically review their threat assessment capacities because some of the conventional beliefs about these attacks are not accurate, a new report issued by the federal government says. For example, while much attention is given to the “traveling” attacker, such as the student who killed 32 students in a shooting spree at Virginia Tech in 2007, only 3 percent of the attackers acctually move from building to building.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Higher Education, Higher Education | Tags:  campus violence, research on campus violence, school violence, study on campus violence, violence at school

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/04/2009

Holder, Duncan hear bad news about domestic violence-and good things teens are doing to help

With domestic violence among young people on the rise and the nation fascinated by real and rumored acts of violence among the celebrity set, it seems like a perfect time for a public discussion about domestic violence and healthy relationships with teenagers. And that’s what Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan held at the Justice Department when they sat down with teens who are part of a nonprofit organization called "Start Strong."

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/04/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health | Tags:  domestic violence, teen violence

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 10/14/2009

Getting Kids To and From School Safely--Part 2

It is especially obscene that some kids who want to go to school face real danger getting there--and back home--because adults can’t ensure them a safe route.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:15 AM ET, 10/14/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bullying, Bullying | Tags:  gangs preying on students, school violence