Education and law enforcement officials in New Jersey plan to start conducting surprise security inspections at schools across the state.
Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that posting armed guards outside schools won’t make classrooms safer or encourage learning; warning against turning schools into armed camps.
Until this year, the Samuel Fels High School in Northeast Philadelphia was listed as a “persistently dangerous” school, as defined by the state. But the climate is changing there.
If kids don’t feel safe, they’re not going to learn. But now the victims of assaults in Philadelphia schools have someone going to bat for them.
There is a new atmosphere at one Philadelphia high school where, students say, violence used to be commonplace.
In this report, KYW’s Mike DeNardo looks at how Philadelphia’s new schools superintendent plans to tackle school violence.
Over the last six years, topics that have taken center stage have changed.
In a district where budget cuts have meant fewer school police officers, it’s even more important for principals to foster an atmosphere of caring and respect, says incoming Philadelphia schools superintendent Dr. William Hite.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has just released thousands of federal dollars to help make it easier for children to walk or bike to school.