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Schools and Storms: Preparing for Natural Disasters

Preparing for natural disasters is a grim fact of life for school districts in many parts of the country, especially those in coastal...

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School Resource Officers: A Policy Option to Improve School Safety  

In our recent post on school security efforts, we shared that many states are recommending school resource officers as one measure —...

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Common Recs From State School Security Task Forces

As states grapple with how to respond and address public concerns about school safety, many have opted to create a task force or study...

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Suicide Prevention in Schools: What Are States Doing to Prevent Youth Suicide?

Too often, we hear stories of young people taking their own lives and we find ourselves asking what could have been done to prevent these...

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Can Schools Afford to Keep Kids Safe?

If you’re like me, school shootings have left you feeling both frustrated and helpless. Tragedies like those in Santa Fe, Parkland, Sandy...

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How Is the Opioid Crisis Affecting Schools and Students?

The opioid crisis facing our nation is both significant and complex. In 2016 alone, approximately 11.5 million Americans misused...

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Keeping Students Safe: A Review of Governors’ School Safety Priorities

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently offered new details on the Federal Commission on School Safety. As the commission moves forward...

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Medical Marijuana in Schools: State legislation and policy considerations

If you’re looking for more up-to-date information, please see our most recent post on this topic, “When Medical Marijuana Meets...

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