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School Policies and Safety

State Anti-bullying Satutes

Education Commission of the States

This report focuses on the components of anti-bullying polices on a state level.

Site-Based Decision Making: State-level Policies

Education Commission of the States

This Web site provides key definitions of site-based management policies at the school-building level and summarizes state policies.

Are Zero Tolerance Policies Effective in the Schools? An Evidentiary Review and Recommendations

American Psychological Association

This resource report on the work of the American Psychological Association-commissioned Zero Tolerance Task Force in testing the effectiveness and potential adverse consequences of Zero Tolerance p

Health, Mental Health and Safety Guidelines for Schools

The American Academy of Pediatrics, The National Association of School Nurses

This resource is an online compendium designed to help determine the breadth of school health, mental health, and safety issues, and set priorities for future action.

IDEA Partnership

The IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Partnership consists of 55 national organizations states working to build capacity of states, districts, and schools to improve results for st

COPS Web site: School Safety Resources

US Department of Justice

This Web site contains materials and resources related to campus safety, school safety, and gangs.

From Teasing to Torment: School Climate in America

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

This report on school harassment includes topics such as: frequency of harassment and bullying, exposure to offensive language, and respondents' personal experiences with harassment at school.

School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This self-assessment and planning guide enables schools to identify the strengths and weaknesses of school policies and programs for promoting health and safety, develop an action plan for improvin

Out-of-School Suspension and Expulsion

American Academy of Pediatrics

Highlights aspects of expulsion and suspension that jeopardize children's health and safety.

Emergency Planning

U.S. Department of Education

Designed to be a one-stop shop that provides school leaders with information they need to plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents, and terrorist acts.