This is a very contentious issue, and both sides have numerous studies to cherry-pick to support their side. In a search of academic articles (as opposed to blog posts), I have come across a couple that I feel are relevant, well sourced and conducted, and impartial.
Harvard University published a report in October of 2010. Some key points:
Much of ...
In summary there appears to be at least 18 gun incidents in, or around, schools between 1st January and 14th February 2018. They are not all of the "mass shooting" variety one might expect from the headlines but they have certainly all involved the accidental or intentional letting off of a firearm.
A few notes
I count 17, not 18 The 18th has been found (H/...
Students in public school were assigned to write in Arabic the Shahada (Testimony of Faith), not in Tennessee, but in neighboring Virginia.
In English, it is:
I bear witness that there is no God except Allah;
And I bear witness that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His servant and messenger
This occurred in 9th grade World Geography class at ...
This question was brought to the media's attention by this tweet from the test-taker's sister:
my sister’s 6th grade social studies class took a quiz today and......... this is ridiculous.. harmful rhetoric in our education system is exactly why anti-asian hate crimes and racism persist today @CFBISD @BlalackMS do better
The school district tweeted within ...
It depends on what you classify as 'school shooting' and most people would consider this number too high.
You can find an overview over 17 incidents (together with news sources) at:
The list include all gun-related incidents near or in schools like:
A disagreement between two 16-year-old students escalated when Jonah Neal pulled ...
First-person shooter games with human targets did not exist before Wolfenstein 3D in 1992. There were some brave attempts (most notably Aliens and Operation Wolf) but nothing which allowed the player to freely explore the environment. (As pointed out by Tyler, there were earlier FPS games, but none which were violent.) Note that I'm making the assumption ...
Children from Openbare basisschool (obs) Vinkenbuurt were taken (in the sense of a field trip) to Gulzar-e-Madina Mosque in Zwolle.
See the article OBS Vinkenbuurt maakt kennis met andere culturen :
Als onderdeel van het project ‘andere culturen’ hebben leerlingen van OBS Vinkenbuurt een bezoek gebracht aan de Ghulzar-e-Madina moskee in Zwolle. Daar ...
There are no shortage of polls more recent than that 1999 article showing that a majority of people from North American would support creationism being taught in school.
Here are a couple:
Gallup, Aug 2005 showed 54% thought creationism should be taught in school science classes.
Pew, 2005 showed 64% were in favour of teaching it along with evolution.
A quick google check for "tennessee schools allah is the only god" yields a link to snopes.com which does a pretty good job at laying out why this claim is false:
This isn't the first time a similar claim has been made, and likely won't be the last:
Middle school parents in Tennessee are up in arms upon learning that
their children were being ...
tl;dr — Fonts can influence the perceptions of the reader. Whether they can substantially raise your grades is an open question and no scientifically rigorous study seems to have been performed on the point. An anecdotal study on the point suggests that Georgia and Times New Roman will result in higher grades than Trebuchet MS. A more sophisticated study ...
There was one person assigned to the school from the Sheriff's department: Neil Gardner.
Source: Investor's Business Daily
Gardner was joined by motorcycle patrolman Paul Smoker, who had been writing a traffic ticket nearby.
By my definition, that is one armed guard at the school. Smoker was not in any way assigned to the school....
Tl;dr version: The school policy change notice did emphasize that
For safety reasons, parents will no longer be allowed to walk to the front of the school to retrieve students on foot. This will ensure all of our students get home safely.
Only one written trespassing warning is confirmed and the school says it was given to prevent harassment and physical ...
Most likely a humorous context, because it is not applicable.
The Geneva conventions are a set of international law conventions concerning war-time situations. They have 4 main conventions:
Geneva Convention (I) on Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field
Geneva Convention (II) on Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked of Armed Forces at Sea
Geneva Convention (...
I will not comment on Broussard's larger argument, but the factual question about textbooks is straightforward. Yes, it is common for local school districts in the United States to lack adequate textbooks by the standards of any advanced industrial country. Even where the number of textbooks is adequate for the size of the student population, the quality may ...
Searching around a bit, I found this which looks something like a meta-something of the question, though slightly dated.
I don't have access to it other than where I saw it quoted.
Susan McDowell, author of "But What About Socialization? Answering the
Perpetual Home Schooling Question: A Review of the Literature,” has
researched 24 studies on the ...
TLDR version: the jury's still out. There's limited evidence of improvement in narrow tasks, mainly in memory (particularly on stimulants) and in some sub-groups of individuals. There's also a divergence of results on short and long term effects (mostly noted on modafinil)... possibly due to publication bias. Motivation has been offered as a more important ...
The advantage of effort-praising and the "Growth Mindset" over achievement-praising and the "fixed mindset" is largely based on about 30 years of work by Carol Dweck and colleagues.
... children given praise such as "good job, you're very smart" are
much more likely to develop a fixed mindset, whereas if given
compliments like "good job, you worked ...
There are a couple of possible reasons mechanical pencils might be disallowed.
Your answers may not be read correctly by the machine
Mechanical pencils may be more likely to rip the paper
You may try to smuggle in notes or a camera in your mechanical pencil
It is easier to fill in the circles with a wooden pencil because it is not as sharp.
From this page: ...
It all depends on your definition of "school shooting". As others have noted, if you use the definition of a firearm discharge at a school, the original statistic is correct. Parkland was the eighteenth incident of an unauthorized firearm discharge at a school in 2018. But that's not what we'd normally consider a "school shooting" in the context of ...