Youth Radio looks at three safety measures being used by the pros and compares them to what’s happening at the high school level.
A new law enforcement communication service became available to schools this week to ensure safety on school campuses.
California is in the process of revising its school accountability system. Schools are traditionally measured by a number rating called the Academic Performance Index (API). Currently, the API is determined solely by state standardized test scores. Now, the California Department of Education is changing that formula.
As recently as a year ago, schools across the country, including the middle school in San Francisco where I used to teach, were toning down security. But since the school shooting in Newtown, school districts across the San Francisco Bay Area are ramping up safety measures.
Suspending and expelling students has become commonplace in many states including California. Recent records show more than 700,000 students suspended and 18,000…