When it comes to preparing for emergencies, the nation's schools could be getting better grades, a new report says.

While most school districts have plans for dealing with emergencies such as terrorist attacks, hurricanes, or flu pandemics, those plans often fall short of what is needed, according to an analysis by the congressional Government Accountability Office (GAO).

For example, about half of school districts don't have plans for continuing to educate students in the event of a lengthy school closure; school districts generally are not working with first responders or other community officials on how to implement emergency...

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