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Safety and Security


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

You Can't Ignore It

We must find ways to keep kids safe.

Reflecting on Sandy Hook

Safety & Security

Reflecting on Sandy Hook: Among the lessons learned is, be creative.

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

What We Should Fear At School

Stories of active shooters in K-12 schools frighten us all. But in the scheme of things, active shooters are a horrible but small problem.

Fire Drill

Fire & Life Safety

Fire Drill!

Lining students up and marching them out of the door is not enough.

Schools working with the community and local law enforcement

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

A Proactive Approach

Working with the community and local law enforcement.

Access Control Systems

Safety & Security (Prepare and Beware)

Access Control Systems

Effective access control systems include technology, people, policies and training. Here's how those components fit together.



Safety & Security

The Power of Mental Simulation

Fire & Life Safety

Testing, Testing

Battery-operated devices have different specifications.

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

10 Tips for Talking to Children About Natural Disasters and School Shootings

Natural Disaster and Preparation

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

A Primer: Natural Disaster and Preparation

Developing, practicing and planning protocols used to prepare and respond to natural disasters.

A Final Thought

Time to Change Course?

Use money wisely to prevent school violence.

Fire Safe Schools

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Fire Safe Schools

Creating a culture of fire safety and survivability.

Safety & Security

Fear Itself

How fear can reduce the ability of school employees to save lives.