Presentation on theme: "SAFE SCHOOLS. HOW TO USE THIS PRESENTATION DECK This slide deck has been created by the U.S. Department of Education as a resource tool for the public."— Presentation transcript:
HOW TO USE THIS PRESENTATION DECK This slide deck has been created by the U.S. Department of Education as a resource tool for the public and is part of a larger “bookshelf” of resources that may be found on the Department’s website. Within the larger bookshelf, you will find individual resource “booklets” like this one, on topics ranging from early learning to higher education. Together, these booklets provide facts and data on: – Progress in education reform – The challenges ahead – The U.S. Department of Education’s initiatives in these areas Please view the notes section on each slide for additional information and resources. The entire deck is in the public domain, and may be used and shared freely. 2
SCHOOL SAFETY: 3 ALL YOUTH SHOULD LIVE & LEARN IN SAFE ENVIRONMENTS VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME BY AGE Youths are far more likely to be victims of violent crime than other age groups.
SCHOOL SAFETY The Obama administration has launched a coordinated, government-wide effort to help schools respond to emergencies, and to create safe and nurturing learning environments. Create positive school climates that support effective education for all students Provide assistance as schools develop, implement and improve emergency management plans Break the cycle of violence in communities Provide emergency assistance to restore the learning environment following a disaster 4
SCHOOL SAFETY: The U.S. Department of Education’s proposals related to school safety are part of a broader, administration-wide plan to protect children and help local communities ensure safety. – School Climate Transformation Grants: These grants will help schools train their teachers and staff to implement evidence-based behavioral intervention strategies that improve school climate and reduce bullying. – Successful, Safe, and Healthy Students State and Local Grants: These grants will help states, districts, and schools to meet the specific needs of their communities by supporting programs that improve school climate and student's mental and physical health. 5 FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR KEEPING SCHOOLS & COMMUNITIES SAFE
SCHOOL SAFETY: Additional programs to keep students safe include: – Project Prevent Grants: These grants will enable school districts with high levels of violence to provide supports and services to address trauma or anxiety while promoting conflict resolution and other school-based strategies to prevent future violence. – Project SERV (School Emergency Response to Violence): These grants help restore the learning environment after a natural disaster or violent incident at or near a school, college, or university. FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR KEEPING SCHOOLS & COMMUNITIES SAFE (CONT’D) 6
SCHOOL SAFETY: NEW FEDERAL GUIDANCE ON SCHOOL DISCIPLINE 7 In January 2014, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released a school discipline guidance package to assist states, districts, and schools in developing practices and strategies to enhance school climate, and ensure those policies and practices comply with federal law.
SCHOOL SAFETY: Parents, school staff, and other adults in communities can help students prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy. To find out what you can do, visit StopBullying.gov, a website filled with resources, tips, and information about bullying, who’s at risk, and how to help. RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS & STUDENTS 9
CRADLE TO COLLEGE AND CAREER Please see the additional slide deck “booklets” in this 13-part presentation for more information about needs and efforts in these areas: Improving Education for all Students Quality Early Learning K-12 Education Teachers & Leaders STEM Education Turnaround Schools Standards & Assessments Technology & Data College Affordability & Completion Ladders of Opportunity 10 IMPROVING EDUCATION ACROSS THE SPECTRUM