ERIC Number: ED424503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-9
Reference Count: N/A
Reconnecting with Our Children and Keeping Them Safe.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This paper addresses the concerns about the violence in U.S. public schools and provides suggestions for preventing school violence by increasing the attention that children with behavioral problems receive. Some strategies for reform are: (1) listen to the problems of children; (2) increase the effectiveness of the programs designed to help children; (3) teach coping and social skills; (4) shift more resources to prevention; (5) learn to identify and help seriously troubled children; (6) develop a model for crisis management; and (7) develop alternative schools. (EMK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guns, Prevention, Public Schools, School Security, Substance Abuse, Violence
Web site: http://www.ed.gov
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech delivered by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley at the Safe and Drug Free Schools Conference (Washington, DC, June 9, 1998).