School Safety Begins With Collaboration
The Obama administration's release of its "Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans" stirred up discussion among educators everywhere. Some agreed with the report, some worried about it, and others were angered by it. It made people think and talk. This is pretty much the job of any report, if you ask me.
An amazing experience I was fortunate to have a few months before the report was released June 18 had a big influence on my view of the report and its recommendations.
I was part of a group of more than 100 teachers who shared our opinions in an online forum sponsored by the Chicago-based nonprofit New Voice Strategies in a partnership with the National Education Association , of which I am a member in my home state of Colorado. The forum took place on VIVA (voices, ideas, vision, action) Idea Exchange, and the topic of discussion...
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