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From the ECS State Policy Database: School Safety - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: School Safety--Discipline/Code of Conduct - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

States respond to school safety concerns with 2013 legislation PDF - ECS conducted a scan of school safety-related laws passed in 2013 legislative sessions to better understand trends in policy. This report highlights the ongoing efforts of lawmakers to provide students with safe places to learn. (Micah Ann Wixom, ECS, February 2014)...

From the ECS State Policy Database: School Safety--Corporal Punishment - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Compilation of School Discipline Laws and Regulations for the 50 States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico - School discipline laws are cataloged state by state in a 2,823-page document. Within each state's document laws and regulations are presented, categorized by type of specific issue. For example, one category encompasses all state laws or regulations mandating specific disciplinary sanctions (such as suspension)for specific offenses (such as drug possession on school grounds). Statutes and regulations within categories also appear in a sources-cited section which lists statutes by chapter, section number and title and, where possible, active hyperlinks.(U.S. Department of Education, January 2014)...

Delaware's Statewide School Emergency Preparedness System - Delaware is first in the nation to develop a process for implementing statewide changes to multi-hazard emergency management for every school in the state. Intended for policymakers and the public, this brief defines comprehensive planning, the origins and development of Delaware's emergency preparedness initiative, technology's role in the model, and a look at federal guidelines for schools and districts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In the Delaware model, schools do not shoulder the full burden of implementation. (NASBE, December 2013)...

Understanding School Discipline in California: Perceptions and Practice - This report on a new EdSource survey of 315 school districts—representing two-thirds of public school students in California—sheds new light on how the state implements student discipline policies. (EdSource, September 2012)...

Breaking Schools' Rules: A Statewide Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students' Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement - Researchers followed nearly 1 million Texas public secondary school students for at least six years. They found when students are suspended or expelled, the likelihood that they will repeat a grade, not graduate, and/or become involved in the juvenile justice system increases significantly. African-American students and children with particular educational disabilities who qualify for special education were suspended and expelled at especially high rates. Paper-saving caution: 124 pages.(Tony Fabelo et al, Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M, July 2011) ...

A National Report Card on Protecting Children During Disasters - This document grades the U.S. states on four criteria of preparedness in case the community encounters a disaster. They look at the progress in meeting four basic standards for protecting children: (1) A plan for evacuating kids in child care--less than half meet this standard; (2) Reunifying families after a disaster--less than half meet this standard; (3) A written plan for children with special needs--less than 2/3 meet this standard; and (4) Evacuation plan for schools--ll do not meet this standard. Less than a fourth of the states meet all four basic preparedness standards. (Save the Children, November 2010)...

State Anti-Hazing Laws - This Web page provides links to the full text of state laws....

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