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U.S. Secret Service Publishes Guide On School Safety

Adobe Stock The United States Secret Service, alongside the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, unveiled research that explores how to improve school safety. “Improving School Safety Through Bystander...

Critical Incident Mapping Laws For Schools Launched In 11 States

Rare in today’s political climate, Wisconsin, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Maryland, and Virginia have all unanimously passed bipartisan critical incident mapping laws or state-level initiatives for schools. Many...

Keeping Schools Safe With High Performance Windows, Doors

For many schools, the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff continues to be a paramount concern in both new construction and renovation projects. For school security, the focus has largely been on “perimeter hardening” through measures like...

Access Solutions: More Than A Checkpoint On Your School Doors

By Jeremy Saline In light of the unpredictable nature of threats facing today’s educational institutions, the role of access solutions in securing and protecting occupants is continually called into the conversation. And with the many technological advancements of...

The Art And Science Of School Safety

By Devin Bowman From the August 2023 Issue   Designing safer schools is often a collaborative effort—both in terms of planning a building and the use thereof. While code requirements provide protections in the event of emergencies like fires, most school...

New Nonprofit Helps Pre-K-12 Schools Prepare, Respond To Crisis

A new school-owned organization dubbed the Council for School Safety Leadership (CSSL) aims to help pre-K through 12 school governance teams lead through crises with research and experience-based support. CSSL delivers crisis management training and response services...