In First-Ever Survey, School Police Speak Up

One in five respondents said their school is not prepared to handle an active-shooter situation, and most school resource officers carry a gun and handcuffs. Thirty percent wear a body camera. Find out more from the school policing survey report. Source: Education Writers Association

How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

In the U.S., there’s growing concern about the ability of children to pay attention. That, on average, the attention span of kids is declining. But what if it’s not attention that’s the problem — but something that triggers attention. Source: KQED MindShift

Taking the Fear Out of Screen Time

Many educators agree that not all screen time is created equal—but with all of the hype in media and the gray area that leaves some screen time recommendations open to interpretation—convincing families has been harder than anticipated. Source: EdSurge

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

Part of a parent’s job is to help kids do their best, but pushing too hard can backfire. Research shows kids in high-achieving communities are at higher risk of anxiety, depression and substance use. Source: KQED MindShift