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School Issues: School Safety

Central Research Question: How can we keep schools safe?

Grade 5
Articles with Reading Levels: 5.0-5.9
Grade 6
Articles with Reading Levels: 6.0-6.9

Article Name: Struggle During Classroom Arrest Fuels Debate about Discipline in Schools
Source: Los Angeles Times via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 850)
Author: Matt Pearce and Sonali Kohli
Date Published: October 30, 2015
Guiding Question: What is the best way to keep schools safe?
Grade Level: 5.0

Article Name: Computer Technology Tracks Students in Schools
Source: Stateline.org via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 870)
Author: Jeffrey Stinson
Date Published: November 12, 2014
Guiding Question: Does using technology to track students’ whereabouts violate their privacy?
Grade Level: 5.0

Article Name: Guns Shouldn’t Be in Georgia Schools, Even Among Staff, Teachers Say
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 800)
Author: Kathleen Foody 
Date Published: July 10, 2014
Guiding Question: What are the risks of giving teachers guns?
Grade Level: 5.0

Article Name: Program that Arms School Police with Military Rifles Comes Under Criticism
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 980)
Author: Janel Davis and Eric Stirgus
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Guiding Question: What is the best way to keep schools safe?
Grade Level: 6.0

Article Name: Dispute Over Mental Health Screening in Schools
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 910)
Author: Kelli Kennedy
Date Published: January 17, 2014
Guiding Question: Can paying more attention to mental health help prevent violence in schools?
Grade Level: 6.0

Article Name: Schools Should Send Students to the Principal, Not the Police
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1010)
Author: Kimberly Hefling
Date Published: January 13, 2014
Guiding Question: Do some school discipline policies unfairly target minority students?
Grade Level: 6.0
 
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Article Name: Kids Walking to School in Chicago Stay Safe
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 710)
Author: Don Babwin
Date Published: September 4, 2014
Guiding Question: How is Chicago working to keep students safe?
Grade Level: 4.0

Article Name: Head Injuries Should be Taken Seriously When Student Athletes Get Hurt
Source: Los Angeles Times via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 740)
Author: Melissa Healy
Date Published: June 4, 2014
Guiding Question: Are student athletes who get injured putting their futures at stake?
Grade Level: 4.0


Article Name: Rethinking Aggressive Discipline in Los Angeles Schools
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1080)
Author: Matt Hamilton
Date Published: August 25, 2014
Guiding Question: What is the best way to discipline students?
Grade Level: 7.0