The Indiana Secured School Board has approved more than $19 million in matching state grant funds. The $19.4 million in awards allows the Board to fully fund all eligible, top-priority projects identified by 418 schools in their applications to the Secured School Safety Grant program (SSSG). In addition, the Board fully funded all school threat assessment projects, as well as eligible projects geared toward implementing health and wellness support services for parents and students.
During an emergency special meeting, members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) voted to authorize a potential safety strike aimed at pressing the Detroit, Mich. Public Schools Community District to implement basic science-based safety protocols before schools reopen during the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
A multidisciplinary team of Johns Hopkins University researchers has launched a new website that provides a range of tools dedicated to assessing and guiding K-12 school reopening plans across the United States, including a School Reopening Policy Tracker that provides real-time analysis of the latest guidance documents from every state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is releasing new science-based resources and tools for school administrators, teachers, parents, guardians and caregivers when schools open this fall.
Lawmakers of the state of New York have passed legislation to pause the use of facial recognition technology in schools until 2022. The moratorium was introduced by State Senator Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan and Brooklyn) and Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster).
BASIC, [Re] Build America's School Infrastructure Coalition, has urged Congress to enact into law Division K of HR2, passed by the House, which is the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act (RRASA) and would authorize $100 billion for long-standing school infrastructure.
A new committee will report back to the Madison, Wis. School Board about how to handle safety, security and disproportionality in discipline after the board voted to remove school resource officers (SROs), says a news report.
A new study analyzes the psychological impact of discussion-based active assailant response training on students. The study was conducted by researchers affiliated with Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, and Seattle University.
This month in Security magazine, we bring you our 2020 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 22 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Industry experts discuss the evolution of ransomware, houses of worship security, cybersecurity standards, security careers in investigations and the unifying power of security. Diane Ritchey, past Editor-in-Chief, says goodbye and thank you to our readers.