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Uvalde Takeaways

On May 24, 2022, a horrific event unfolded at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, shattering the lives of families and communities forever. An 18-year-old gunman, armed with an AR-15 style rifle, entered the school and opened fire, killing 19...

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: a Response to the Alaska Airlines Video

During Alaska Airlines Flight 1282's departure from Portland, Oregon on January 5th, a plane door's plug unexpectedly disconnected as the aircraft...

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Lessons From the Field: Improving ICS Implementation in Schools

Unlocking Diversity in Emergency Response Plans In my work as a school safety consultant, I typically review five or more school emergency response...

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Protecting Your Students and Devices During Winter Break

Protecting Your Students and Devices during Winter Break Over the past decade, but especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, technology in...

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Metal Detectors in Schools

Metal Detectors in Schools – Rumors, Claims and Myths

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Your School Received an Online Threat. Now What? Five Steps to Keep Your School Community Safe

Every school’s first priority is keeping staff and students safe. But in a world where safety threats are becoming more frequent, schools must...

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Ensuring a Spooktacular Yet Safe Halloween in Schools: Top 7 Health and Safety Considerations

When planning Halloween celebrations in schools, it's vital to prioritize health and safety to ensure a fun and risk-free event for all students and...

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Best Practices for Earthquake Safety in Schools - At-A-Glance

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), there were more than 1600 earthquakes of a 5.0 or higher magnitude in 2019, resulting in...

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Safety Committees and Advanced Planning Toolkit

As we eagerly approach the upcoming school year, Joffe Academy is proud to introduce our new Safety Committees and Advanced Planning Toolkit. This...

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Mass violence: from a parent’s perspective

Recently, on a cloudless 85-degree day, my husband and I were with a group of friends and their kids sitting around a friend’s pool in our home city...

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