ERIC Number: ED473628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The Safety Zone, 2001.
Pollack, Ira, Ed.
Safety Zone, v3 n1-4 Spr-Win 2001
This publication is concerned with how to keep schools safe. The spring 2001 issue "New Study Reveals Prevalence, Harm of Bullying" (Ira Pollack) discusses a study about bullying based on data collected in 1998 by the World Health Organization's Health Behavior in School-Aged Children survey of 15,686 students in grades 6 through 10 and sheds light on the prevalence of bullying among youth in this country. Other articles included are: "Surgeon General Highlights Effective Prevention Programs" and a guest column, "Alternative Programs: Beyond Either/Or" (Ron Rubin). The summer 2001 issue, "State Safety Centers Centralize Resources" (Ira Pollack), finds that state-based school safety centers can play an important role in centralizing resources and helping local districts create safer learning environments and describes several approaches taken by states, such as New York, Kentucky, and Oregon. Other articles are a guest column, "School Safety Report Card Raises Awareness" (Saul B. Wilen; Ruth N. Fagan; Frederick Van Wert), "Partners Team Up to Reduce Hate Crimes," and "Case Studies Examine Local Prevention Efforts." The fall 2001 issue, ""In Youth Courts, Teens Hold Teens Accountable" (Violet Colydas and Scott Peterson), discusses the growth of the youth court system which provides a positive alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system since 1994. The number of programs in the United States has grown from 78 to more than 800, with another 100 in development. Other articles include "Creating Safe Schools Is Personal Issue for New Director,""Close Up: Colonie Youth Court,""Students' Input Vital to School Improvement" (Denise Jarrett Weeks), and "Student Voices on School Safety" (Cindy Workman). The winter 2001 issue, "Threat of Bioterrorism Reshaping School Safety Plans" (Ira Pollack), highlights the need for changes in crisis-response planning since the events of September 11, 2001. The guest column, "Making Schools Safer: One School's Experience" (Richard Lawrence), relates how educators in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, recently teamed up with the local police department to reduce the incidence of threats and promote school safety. Another article, "Study Provides First Detailed Look at School-Related Deaths," discusses the results of a study which appeared in the "Journal of the American Medical Association," and which found that school shootings, suicides, and other violent deaths associated with schools are rare, but complex events. Each issue also contains a list of safety resources, a news and announcements section, and a calendar of events. (BT)
Descriptors: Accountability, Bullying, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Public Schools, School Culture, School Safety, State Programs, Student Behavior, Violence, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Safe and Drug Free Schools Program.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. National Resource Center for Safe Schools.
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