The findings echo an Inquirer investigative series that found crime was widespread and underreported.
Assault on Learning: Part 6: Jeremy Reynolds, a fifth grader at A.B. Day Elementary, has learned the lessons. "We try to be nice to people," Jeremy said. "We try to be good and not bully." So why isn't this program used everywhere in Philly?
Assault on Learning: Philadelphia school officials contend that a drop in reported violence is proof that things are getting better. However, an Inquirer analysis found reasons the district's statistics are suspect. A seven-day investigative series begins today.
Assault on Learning, Part 2: Cases of students fighting, hitting teachers, making threats are discovered much later.
Assault on Learning, Part 3: Tabitha Allen’s 10-year-old son punched a teacher last June at Kenderton Elementary. He knocked the teacher’s glasses off and blackened her eye. Only last week, Allen said her son was disciplined for having a BB gun at his new school.
Assault on Learning, Final Day: At South Philadelphia High, the daylong, anti-Asian violence of Dec. 3, 2009, hovers like a ghost. This year under Principal Otis Hackney, the school has become a calmer, more orderly place.
Assault on Learning, Part 4: Philadelphia school teacher Lou Austin endured 40 minutes of terror as a 15-year-old jabbed his finger into Austin's temple and threatened to kill him. Austin's experience illustrates the dangers and frustration that Philadelphia teachers face daily.
Fed up with violence in the Philadelphia School District, state legislators in 2000 created an independent watchdog to advocate for victims.
Philadelphia School District officials have touted a 29 percent decline in serious incidents over the last two years.
Around the country, schools are trying to find effective ways to deal with violence among young students.
Keenan Williams was beaten so badly inside Simon Gratz High School on Feb. 4 that he spent the night in the hospital and had surgery for a broken eye socket.
The Philadelphia School District relies so heavily on suspensions that it excludes students from classes at a rate more than three times higher than the rest of the state.
Come September, Audenried High will become a charter school, one of 18 to be dramatically overhauled under Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman's Renaissance schools plan.
There are no chaotic class changes at Shallcross Academy.
When Manuel Gonzalez started kindergarten, his mother, Jasmin, told administrators at Elkin Elementary School in Kensington that he'd been diagnosed with a learning disability while in Head Start.