If anything sets the Parkland, Fla., school shooting apart from other recent school tragedies, it’s the sustained effort of K-12 students to keep school safety in the national conversation.
The previous two months have seen three national student protests–along with several local demonstrations.
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Students are demanding to be heard on school safety and gun violence in their communities. Now, it’s up to lawmakers and school leaders to show that they’re listening.
Our latest video takes a look at the timeline of student protests so far this year and poses some important questions for school leaders to consider as they engage students around critical schools safety issues.
Time will tell whether the student safety movement leads to national action. Either way, students have demonstrated a clear impact on the national dialogue.
What steps is your school or district taking to engage students on school safety? Tell us in the comments.