Expel, suspend, or prevent: What do data say about “violence things” in school?

“My perfect school would have everything except violence things.” This eloquent and succinct remark was made by an elementary school student (quoted by a study in 1998). School discipline is not a new topic, but school violence seems to be escalating in the 21st century. In 1940, the top school disciplinary problems ranked by teachers

Despite tragedy, statistics show schools still a safe haven

A series of mass shootings have darkened the United States in recent months and while all of them were tragic, senseless acts of violence, the travesty that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday seems to have elicited a far more visceral reaction in our country. This is not supposed to happen. Not in