The Safe and Supportive Schools model ensures a positive school climate. They are dedicated to creating strong relationships between students, teachers, and parents, making sure that students are safe from violence, and creating a well-managed environment. Learn more about this resource here.
AFT has teamed up with Everytown and the NEA (National Education Association) stating that active shooter drills that are unannounced are detrimental to school safety. New Report: Unannounced Active Shooter Drills Have No Place in Our Schools Research and policy proposals can be found here.
The Texas House of Representatives introduced a bill that would prohibit school districts from running active shooter drills that mimic or appear to be an actual shooting incident, as well as have parents, students, and staff be adequately notified that one will be taking place on a certain date and the type of content theContinue reading “TX H.B. 1016 “A BILL TO BE ENTITLED” Act”
This proposed bill would help promote digital citizenship and media literacy by requiring the creation of statewide media literacy advisory councils, and help local educational agencies create curriculums and evaluations regarding teaching students about both by offering funding and advice. Read more about it here.
The Mental Health Services Act of 2020 is an act that focuses on expanding the Public Health Service Act to provide children with access to school-based mental health programs. Read about the proposed bill here.
The NCTSN provides resources for parents and caregivers, youth, and schools, including individualized guidelines for key school personnel to respond to school crises. Learn more here.
The NCSSLE provides an overview of research in the area of student resilience, particularly teachers’ role in creating an environment where students can develop the ability to overcome challenges. They review key protective factors and seven strategies teachers can employ in creating environments that foster resilience in students. Access the resource here.
NCSSLE is an organization that promotes safe school environments. They provide training to teachers, support staff, families, and students. The organization also implements school climate surveys which are used to measure the safety of the environment and areas that need improvement. Visit their website here.