"Educational Endeavors" piece on "schoolyard violence" in Maine, about which the
"Educational Endeavors" piece on "schoolyard violence" in Maine, about which there is little data. Past measurements are unreliable, because there is confusion about what the term encompasses, but a study of the 1997-98 school year is underway. The only available data is on students bringing handguns to school, a number that has dropped from 23 in 1995-96, to 13 in 1996-97. While administrators admit that certain types of unexpected violence are "nearly unpreventable," a crisis plan is necessary "for the most scary situation that could develop in a school." Schools are also trying to contain the more common and increasingly frequent acts of disruptive behavior, before they have the potential to escalate. Attorney General Andrew Ketterer is proud of a two-year-old program that uses civil- rights teams for middle- and high-school students, training a few students in each grade to handle complaints. Includes a profile of Stan Davis, a part-time counselor at the James Bean School in Sidney, who takes his "Bullying Project," to schools, trying to cut down on disruptive and anti-social behavior. With related editorial.
Skelton, Kathryn, ""Educational Endeavors" piece on "schoolyard violence" in Maine, about which the" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3225.