& Maintaining Safe Schools
From Pathways to School
Improvement comes this program about school safety. This site features
a number of interviews exploring the goals of teacher, administrator, parent
School Safety Program
The National School Safety
Center was created by Presidential Directive in 1984. It has
grown to become an internationally recognized resource for school safety
information, training and violence prevention.
Schools Coalition, Inc.
The goal of this site is
to provide those interested in critical issues in education with supportive
information resources available on the Internet.
& Drug Free Schools Program
The Federal government's
primary vehicle for reducing drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and violence,
and prevention activities
in our nation's schools.
Safe Schools Program
central point for data analysis,
dissemination of information about successful school safety programs, research
results, and new programs for safe schools
Carolina Center For Prevention of School Violence
The Center's public awareness
campaign keeps the public informed about all aspects of the problem of
school violence as well as what can be done to solve it.
Reports & Articles
Pledge Against Gun Violence
In an effort to battle gun
violence in their schools, students across the country have taken a pledge
against gun violence. The pledge will be observed in schools throughout
the country on Oct. 8 1998. The pledge will give students throughout the
country the chance to sign a voluntary promise that they will never carry
a gun to school; never resolve a dispute with a gun and use their influence
with their friends
to keep them from resolving
disputes with guns
About Gun Control
By Morgan O. Reynolds, Texas
A&M University and W. W. Caruth III, NCPA Policy Report No. 176
ISBN 0-943802-99-7, December 1992
Report of School Crime: 1989 and 1995
12, 1998 This Department of Justice report is the first focusing on data
collected in the 1995 School Crime Supplement, an enhancement to the National
Crime Victimization Survey. The report compares findings from the 1989
and 1995 SCS on student reports of victimization, drug availability, street
gang presence and gun presence at school.
Violence Prevention: Strategies To Keep Schools Safe
this Reason Public Policy Institute study Alexander Volokh and Lisa Snell
catalog the success and failure of various school violence reduction efforts.
The authors found that, despite popular support for various cure-alls,
whether they be gang-free zones, metal detectors or midnight basketball,
no across-the-board solution proved entirely effective in combating school
violence. The study found that an effective strategy may be to involve
parents and the community in addressing the
needs of students.
Report Details Incidents Of "Kids Shooting Kids"
Policy Center (VPC) Report Documents More Than 200 Stories from Across
the Nation of Children and Teens Shot Unintentionally by Other Youth
Violence in US Schools
A shocking timeline of school
violence throughout the US. developed by ABC news.
Center For Education Statistics Report
Violence and Discipline
Problems in U.S. Public Schools: 1996-97 March 1998
About Violence Among Youth and Violence in Schools
A thought provoking article
from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention
Words to Weapons: The Violence Surrounding Our Schools
This report contains results
of one of the largest research studies of its type ever conducted. For
this study, 1,802 students at 11 high schools and several continuation
schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District were surveyed on a range
of issues related to their experiences with violence, their own and their
friends' weapons possession and their suggestions for ways to lessen violence,
racial tension and conflict.