Case Tests Whether Districts Must Protect Students From Bullying Under PA...

Do school districts in Pennsylvania have a legal obligation to protect students from discriminatory harassment and bullying? A court case filed on behalf of a...

An Urban Teacher’s Response to the Suburban School Shooting Crisis

It may be strange to say, but, as a teacher, I feel totally disconnected from the seemingly weekly occurrence that is the horror of...

It Hasn’t Been Enough. But it Could Be.

Enough with the same responses we get every single time there is a shooting and our children die. On December 14, 2012, 22 beautiful first-grade...

Blurred Lines?

Teens spend six hours a day in front of an electronic device and over two hours a day listening to music (BBC, NY Times). That's...

How Childhood Trauma can Affect Mental and Physical Health into Adulthood

For millions of children in the U.S., poverty, neglect or abuse is a reality of everyday life, though these struggles are often hidden from...

Republicans Press Repeal of Gun-Free School Zones Act

A handful of Republicans have signed on to a bill that would repeal portions of the 1990 Gun-Free Schools Zones Act, saying the federally...

The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma

    Research continues to confirm that trauma experienced in childhood can affect people throughout their lives. People who endure adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can suffer a variety of detrimental life outcomes1 including: ...

Calls Grow to End Corporal Punishments of Students

Education Secretary John B. King Jr., in a recent letter, called on schools across the nation to abolish corporal punishment of students—a decades-old disciplinary...

Caught in the Crossfire: Children and Gun Violence

As Child’s World America reflects upon the events that took place at Sandy Hook four years ago, it is vital to recognize that childhood...

The Human Cost of Irresponsible Gun Ownership

A few months ago, I was scrolling down my Facebook feed when I noticed a news report about a child finding a loaded gun...

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