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ERIC Number: ED590823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec-18
Pages: 180
Abstractor: ERIC
Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety. Presented to the President of the United States
DeVos, Betsy; Nielsen, Kirstjen M.; Azar, Alex M., II; Whitaker, Matthew
US Department of Education
In response to the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump established the Federal Commission on School Safety to review safety practices and make meaningful and actionable recommendations of best practices to keep students safe. The Commission conducted field visits, listening sessions, and meetings with hundreds of Americans all across the country. The input of these individuals--state and local policymakers, administrators, principals and teachers, law enforcement and healthcare professionals, students and their families--was critical in identifying best practices and the recommendations contained in this Report. The recommendations are predicated on the policies already working in state and local communities. They outline steps families, communities, schools, houses of worship, law enforcement, medical professionals, government, and others can take to prevent school violence and improve recovery efforts following an incident. The recommendations are organized under three broad categories that represent the Commission's work: (1) Prevent--preventing school violence; (2) Protect and Mitigate--protecting students and teachers and mitigating the effects of violence; and (3) Respond and Recover--responding to and recovering from attacks. An extensive list of federal resources for school safety is also included.
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED), Federal Commission on School Safety; US Department of Homeland Security; US Department of Health and Human Services; US Department of Justice
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1996