Tag: education

Ohio Awards $47M for School Security Upgrades

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced more than 1,000 K-12 schools across Ohio will receive state assistance to pay for security upgrades that enhance the safety of students and staff. While speaking at the Ohio School Safety Summit on Aug. 2, DeWine said 1,183 schools in 81 counties will receive nearly $47 million in grant funding as […]

Safety Advocates Issue Call for Schools to Install Inside-Locking Doors

In the wake of the Uvalde school shooting tragedy, the Door and Hardware Institute, in conjunction with the Door Security & Safety Foundation (DSSF), released the following joint statement: On July 12, NBC News published an article highlighting a basic security feature that is lacking in more than a quarter of all schools across the country—classroom doors […]

Invention Competition Gets Students’ Take on Preventing Targeted Violence, Terrorism

On June 21 and June 22, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3), in collaboration with EdVenture Partners and the McCain Institute for International Leadership, hosted the finalists for Invent2Prevent, a program that empowers university and high school students to develop innovative projects that help prevent targeted violence and terrorism. American University and Marysville High […]

Ohio Awards $4.8M for School Security Upgrades

Nearly 100 Ohio schools have been awarded a total of $4.8 million in state grants to help them improve the overall safety and security of their buildings. According to an announcement from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, 98 K-12 schools in 27 counties will implement safety upgrades with funding from the state’s K-12 School Safety Grant Program. […]

Rising Ransomware: A Costly Lesson for School Districts

Since the advent of the pandemic, education has been in a state of vulnerable flux. The rapid embrace of technology, sparked by the need to introduce remote learning, has given many educators whiplash. They need time to normalize, but recent trends threaten their ability to do so. Against the backdrop of technological chaos, opportunistic hackers […]

U.S. Dept. of Education Offers Grants to HBCUs Impacted by Bomb Threats

Following the recent spate of bomb threats against Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the country, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has announced affected HBCUs are eligible to apply for grant funds under the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) program. Project SERV provides short-term immediate funding for local educational agencies (LEAs) […]

Updated Security Guide Aims to Help Protect K-12 Schools

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released its third edition of the CISA K-12 School Security Guide and School Security Assessment Tool (SSAT), which include new products to support K-12 schools and communities in their efforts to strengthen security and protect against a range of targeted violence and other threats. The guide and accompanying […]

New Jersey Passes Law Requiring ‘Age-Appropriate’ School Security Drills

On Jan. 10, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation requiring school security drills in the Garden State to be “age-appropriate” and to prevent unnecessary traumatization of schoolchildren. Among other requirements, the new law prohibits the use of fake blood, real or prop firearms, or the simulations of gun shots or explosions in school security […]