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Minneapolis Schools Cutting Ties with City Police

Minneapolis Schools Cutting Ties with City Police

In June, like several other public and private institutions, the Minneapolis Board of Education unanimously voted to cancel its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department in response to the killing of George Floyd. The call for dismantling police forces, in this case, on campus is getting some mileage.

How to Keep COVID-19 from Negatively Impacting Learning Space Design

How to Keep COVID-19 from Negatively Impacting Learning Space Design

Here are five tips that all districts can use to reimagine the learning space design process in both the current environment, and in a post-COVID world.



Congress Approves $1 Million Study to Look at Mental Health Impacts of School Shooting Drills

U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) spearheaded an effort to finance a study on the potential mental health effects of active shooter drills in K-12 schools

NRF Calls on Retailers to Set Nationwide Mask Policy

NRF Calls on Retailers to Set Nationwide Mask Policy

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement encouraging all retailers to adopt a nationwide policy that requires customers to wear face coverings or masks to protect the health and well-being of customers, associates and partners during the coronavirus pandemic:

40 Universities Form ‘BridgesAlliance’ to Address Workforce Barriers

Providing students with experiential learning opportunities sourced from alumni communities

Who is Open, Who is Not

Who is Open, Who is Not

Plans to open schools were moving along quite nicely, until now. President Donald Trump and his advisors from the Education Department are pushing that schools open on time. The coronavirus might have other plans.

LA and San Diego School Districts Delay Fall In-person Classes; WHO says pandemic worsening

Breaking ranks with a heavily suggested 2020 school start, two of the largest school districts in the United States will begin classes this fall online. The Los Angeles and San Diego unified school districts will begin online only as the state continues to fight a heighten caseload of COVID-19

Cuomos Plans to Reopen New York Schools Includes Tracking Visitors

Cuomos Plans to Reopen New York Schools Includes Tracking Visitors

An action plan laid out by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday calls for reopening New York schools in regions of the state with less than a 5 percent coronavirus infection rate.

What we Know About Coronavirus Risks to School Age Children

Many parents and guardians are wondering whether it is safe to send their children back to school. But with most of the research and testing geared toward adults, the answer is complicated, especially as coronavirus cases are increasing at such a rapid pace.

Kentucky Man Sentenced to 10 Years for School Shooting Plans

Dylan Lee Jarrell was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for planning a shooting at his former high school.

Trump Officials Push Schools to Reopen, Setting up a Fight

Trump Officials Push Schools to Reopen, Setting up a Fight

White House administration officials pushed for a full reopening of U.S. schools in the fall on Wednesday, though they stopped short of providing detailed plans for how to return students to the classroom as the coronavirus pandemic worsens.

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Virginia Tech Announces COVID-19 Testing and Tracing Plan

Virginia Tech outlined a comprehensive testing, tracing and case management plan as the campus prepares for students, faculty, and staff to return in the fall.

Florida Gov. Cuts Millions from Guardian Training Program

Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed $41.6 million from a guardian training program which trains school employees to carry guns on campus.

University of Utah reorganizes its public safety infrastructure

The University of Utah announced Monday a reorganization of its public safety infrastructure in order to improve campus security accountability.

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UCSF Pays $1.14M Ransom After Cyberattack

The University of California San Francisco confirmed it paid a $1.14 million ransom to hackers who were behind a cyberattack on its medical school’s computer servers on June 1.

Utah Gov. Approves Board of Education Requirements for Reopening Schools

Utah Gov. Approves Board of Education Requirements for Reopening Schools

Gov. Gary Herbert approved the Utah State Board of Education’s requirements and recommendations for reopening schools in the state.

DeVos Action Strengthens Title IX

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has taken action to strengthen Title IX protections for survivors of sexual misconduct and to restore due process in campus proceedings to ensure all students can pursue an education free from sex discrimination.

Experts Weigh In: How to Reopen Schools Safely

Experts Weigh In: How to Reopen Schools Safely

Children will be in the first wave of people to come out of stay-home orders put in place to respond to coronavirus.

OSU Releases Safety Notice Following Three Robberies Near Campus

The Ohio State University (in Columbus) released a neighborhood safety notice Saturday following three similar robberies in the campus area.

Oakland School Board Votes to Eliminate District Police

In an unanimous vote, Oakland Unified School District’s board passed the “George Floyd Resolution to Eliminate Oakland Schools Police Department” on Wednesday.

Columbia College Chicago Student Center Chooses Boon Edam for Secure Entry

Columbia College Chicago Student Center Chooses Boon Edam for Secure Entry

Revolving door and Lifeline Open optical turnstiles create secure spaces for students, staff and visitors

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Hosts Virtual Student Support Circle on Institutional Racism and Implicit Bias with California Surgeon General

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and the California Department of Education (CDE) recently hosted an online panel of students to create a space for young adults to have an honest discussion about institutional racism and implicit bias in public schools.

Texas Governor Appoints Eight To Texas School Safety Center Board

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Lizeth Cuellar and Michael Slaughter, Ph.D. to the Texas School Safety Center Board for terms set to expire Feb. 1, 2021.

Texas Says Schools Can Re-open in the Fall; State Won’t Require Facemasks or Virus Testing

The state will not require students to wear facemasks, shields, or be tested for the deadly coronavirus when Texas schools re-open for in-person classes in the fall.

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Family of New Mexico School Shooting Victim Sues FBI

The mother of one of the victims in the 2017 Aztec High School shooting filed a second wrongful death lawsuit.  

6 Factors Impacting Information Security and Privacy During the COVID-19 Crisis

6 Factors Impacting Information Security and Privacy During the COVID-19 Crisis

To say the COVID-19 pandemic has been a disruption feels like an understatement.

Going Above and Beyond

Schools unfortunately have become a scary place to be, and it's hard for students to learn at their full potential when they feel so unsafe.

The Power to Protect

The Power to Protect

Improving safety and security at schools and campuses is a critical topic of discussion amongst school administrators and the myriad security professionals serving the education marketplace.

NJELSA and Mission 500 Join Forces Again to Deliver Backpacks to Children in Need

NJELSA and Mission 500 Join Forces Again to Deliver Backpacks to Children in Need

Mission 500 and The New Jersey Electronic Life Safety Association (NJELSA), teamed up for the second year in a row during the NJELSA Annual Symposium, held March 11-13 at Harrah’s Atlantic City for a School Backpack Building Event.

Feeling Safe

The best environment for learning is one where students, teachers and staff feel safe.

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