Though four out of five educators say their schools consider emergency preparedness important, according to a recent eSchool News survey, one in four rate their schools' level of preparedness as "below average"--and 27 percent say they have little faith in their organization's ability to carry out its plan.

The findings of this unscientific survey suggest a need for more resources to help school leaders prepare for emergencies, like the hurricanes that devastated Gulf Coast schools a year ago and the shootings that rocked three more schools this fall. To help meet this critical need, eSchool...

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