‘We’ve seen an uptick in some aggressive behaviors.’ State task force talks increase in school violence

ROCKFORD — Around one-third of teachers in the U.S. say they’ve experienced at least one incident of verbal harassment or threat of violence from students during the pandemic. That’s according to a 2022 survey from the American Psychological Association. It’s a big jump from before COVID, when 10% of teachers reported being threatened. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s528/audio/2023/01/0118safef.mp3 Listen […]

217 Today: Why violence is increasing in Illinois’ K-12 schools

Friday, January 20, 2023 Today’s headlines: The Illinois State Board of Education unanimously approved a budget advanced by outgoing state superintendent Carmen Ayala Wednesday. The family of a Springfield man who suffocated after being strapped face down to a stretcher has filed a civil lawsuit against the ambulance company and two EMT’s. The William M. […]