Post Tagged with: "School Safety"

House Committee Approves Comprehensive School Safety Program Funding

On May 8th, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill by a bipartisan voice vote.   In this bill, the Committee once again included $75 million for the Comprehensive School Safety Program. The Comprehensive School Safety Program came into existence last year as part of the FY 2014 Omnibus spending bill and is run by the National Institute [...]

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AFSA’s Statement on Franklin Regional High School Violence

We send our deepest sympathies and prayers to all students, administrators, teachers, staff and families affected by the violent outbreak at Franklin Regional High School this morning. As educators, we cannot think of anything more terrible or senseless. This act of violence once again highlights the school safety issues facing many of our public schools that are still operating without [...]

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St. Louis School Children and Pregnant Teens Face Serious Lead Poisoning Potential in Two High Schools; Painters Union Uncovers Hazard Involving Non-Union Contractors

St. Louis School Children and Pregnant Teens Face Serious Lead Poisoning Potential in Two High Schools; Painters Union Uncovers Hazard Involving Non-Union Contractors

ST. LOUIS—In yet another case of non-union contractors endangering peoples’ health – and of the relevant union exposing the problem – the St. Louis, Mo., Painters District Council discovered that the prime contractor and its two subcontractors doing paint removal and repainting of Sumner and Roosevelt High Schools showed callous disregard for protecting the environment, the children who will be [...]

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AFSA Partners with Department of Education for School Safety Webinar

AFSA Partners with Department of Education for School Safety Webinar

The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) took steps toward improving school safety across the nation partnering with the Department of Education (DOE) to provide a webinar for both AFSA members and the general public on how to develop accessible solutions through high quality Emergency Operations Plans.

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Register For Our School Safety Webinar With The Department of Education!

On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center will host a 90-minute webinar to discuss school safety.

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The BULLY Project reaches 1.8+ million views

A little over one year ago, when AFSA proudly became a partner of the BULLY Project and first adopted a resolution aimed to end bullying in schools, The BULLY Project established a goal of screening the film Bully coupled with educational programs for one million kids. Creator of the movie, Lee Hirsch announced at an event on Wednesday, June 5 [...]

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Diann Woodard’s Statement in Response to Senate Gun Safety Vote

Diann Woodard’s Statement in Response to Senate Gun Safety Vote

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass common sense legislation to make our communities and schools safer, even though 90 percent of Americans supported this proposal. As the leaders of our nation’s schools, it is a sad day when the NRA and gun lobbyists win over the American people’s safety and profit is put before life. We have faced a [...]

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Educators Take a Stand Against Financing Guns

Educators Take a Stand Against Financing Guns

A group of California teachers is taking to heart the linkage of education and firearms inherent in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and is working to divest teacher funds of firearm holdings. Following a unanimous vote by its members during a public meeting, the California State Teachers Retirement System (Calstrs), one of the largest in the United [...]

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AFSA Partners with the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

AFSA Partners with the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

The General Executive Board of the American Federation of School Administrators has endorsed the outstanding work that the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) is doing to meet the daily challenges presented to administrators and teachers across the country.

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Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders

Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders

In his second inaugural speech, President Obama stated, “We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, and reach higher.”

As we step forward with Obama into his second term, it is now, more than ever, time to re-evaluate our education policy, starting with the voice, tools, and support that we provide for our school leaders, the principals and administrators responsible for overseeing the scholastic
performance and physical operations of our schools.

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