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Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2018
The "Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans" ("School Guide") defines school climate as "a range of campus conditions, including safety, relationships and engagement, and the environment, that may influence student learning and well-being" (p. 53). School climate is important because its…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, School Safety, Educational Environment, Interpersonal Relationship
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2018
A safe school environment is crucial to the healthy academic and social development of students, and the safety of a school environment affects a range of factors, from staff retention to parent satisfaction. Perhaps most important, student perceptions of safety affect their academic achievement. When students feel safe, they are better able to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, Academic Achievement, Emergency Programs
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2017
Each year, students in elementary and secondary education fall victim to unacceptable behaviors with sexual overtones, ranging from inappropriate touching and online conversations to physical sexual assault. Most schools have policies and procedures for keeping children safe from a range of threats and hazards, such as natural disasters, flu…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Sexual Abuse, Victims, School Policy
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2017
School preparedness is strengthened by prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery activities (also known as the five preparedness mission areas). This fact sheet describes what prevention is, how prevention is connected to the other preparedness missions, what prevention efforts planning teams may want to consider, and how…
Descriptors: Prevention, Schools, School Districts, School Safety
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2017
Schools (public and nonpublic) and school districts face a myriad of challenging hazards and threats. In addition to natural hazards, technological hazards, and biological hazards, they now have to prepare for human-caused cyber threats. These incidents can be accidental or deliberate and disrupt education and critical operations; expose sensitive…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Information Security, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2017
Preparing for emergencies is an ongoing process--even if a school (public or nonpublic) is at a high state of readiness for an emergency, there will still be a need for continued security, safety, and emergency management. School preparedness is strengthened by: (1) prevention; (2) protection; (3) mitigation; (4) response; and (5) recovery…
Descriptors: School Safety, Readiness, Emergency Programs, Technical Assistance
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2017
The ability to securely connect to virtual systems is an important element within a safe and supportive learning environment. This is particularly the case within institutions of higher education (IHEs), where students are increasingly learning in digital formats; faculty, staff, and visitors are constantly accessing and sharing information…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Information Security, Higher Education, Universities
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2017
Study abroad programs offer students from institutions of higher education (IHEs) and schools--public and nonpublic--a unique opportunity to expand and enrich their education experience, and to develop skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today's global workforce. Similar to those being educated in the United States, individuals studying…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Emergency Programs
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2014
The nation's schools and school districts are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for approximately 55 million elementary and secondary school students in public and nonpublic schools. Families and communities expect schools and school districts to keep children and youths safe from threats, including human-caused…
Descriptors: School Safety, Emergency Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention