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Collaboratively Approaching Emergency Preparedness, Prevention and Response

Schools strive to be safe environments for their students, staff and visitors. However, the numerous acts of school violence this year alone have served as a catalyst for an urgent discussion about s... Read More...

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Case Study A Practical and Effective Approach to Safety

Soon after I joined Great Oaks Career Campuses as their Coordinator of Safety and Security, several in the district leadership team asked me, “Al, if you were to win the lottery and not come to work ... Read More...

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Lessons Learned From Sandy Hook Still Apply

It has been more than five years since I lost my daughter, Emilie, during the Sandy Hook school shooting. While a lot has changed in my life since then, as I reflect back, many of the lessons we lear... Read More...

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Protecting Students from Sexual Misconduct by School Staff

This past spring, viewers around the nation watched the FBI’s manhunt for former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins and a then 15-year-old student. The news coverage of the ordeal included testimonials fr... Read More...

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Increasing School Safety While Reducing Liability

Day-to-Day Management = Crisis Management Most schools conduct annual or biannual drills on significant activities such as active shooter, tornado or bomb threats. It is critically important to co... Read More...

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Educators & Ed-tech Stewards of Privacy

The use of educational technology is growing at an astounding rate in the U.S. and that growth raises privacy concerns from students, parents, teachers, and administrators regarding the collection an... Read More...

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School Security Gets Its Head in the Clouds Deploying Modern Video Surveillance in Educational Institutions

Schools, universities and colleges have always viewed safety as a high priority. These institutions are the keepers of our society’s most valuable asset, our future. Keeping students and staff safe i... Read More...

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3 WAYS TO ADDRESS CYBERBULLYING

Cyberbullying — the use of technology to threaten, harass, humiliate or target another person — is a serious problem at schools nationwide. In several high-profile cases, cyberbullying was cited as... Read More...

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FATAL FLAWS IN YOUR ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE

The deadliest phase of an active shooter is over in the first four to eight minutes, statistically before the police can arrive and deploy. This means your teachers, employees and staff are the first... Read More...

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BACKGROUND CHECKS AND WHY THEY MATTER

So, what is a background check? There are many kinds of background checks carried out for various reasons. The specific type discussed in this article is an employment background check — employment c... Read More...

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WIRELESS TOOLS HELP PRESERVE FACILITY SECURITY

Wireless is quickly becoming the standard in the security marketplace. Installed in residential homes, commercial buildings, banks, historical sites, hospitals and educational campuses of all sizes, ... Read More...

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SAFETY, SECURITY, & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - THE PERFECT SCHOOL?

In the past, schools were responsible for educating students; today, they are also responsible for physically protecting students. People have traditionally worked hard to send their children to the ... Read More...

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Active Shooter Drills Training Without Traumatizing

Unannounced active shooter drills might seem a perfect way to train staff for the unthinkable.  What better way could there be to accurately test and gauge a staff’s response to an armed intruder tha... Read More...

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The Importance of Situation Awareness in K-12 Emergency Operations Planning.

Over the past decade, as the severity and frequency of violent events on school campuses have increased, school administrators have sought to harden school campuses and better train school personnel.... Read More...

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The Roadmap to Emergency Preparedness

In today’s unpredictable environment, emergency planning has become a critical element for executive management. Within the education sector, these responsibilities fall on principals and presidents,... Read More...

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