The national heads of education and homeland security have announced a new web site and $30 million to help school officials prepare for emergencies such as natural disasters, violent crimes, and terrorist acts.

U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge made the announcements March 7 at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md.

"The midst of a crisis is not the time to start figuring out who ought to do what. At that moment, everyone involved—from top to bottom—should know the


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