There are many ways to lock a classroom door. Unfortunately, too many of the tactics employed today actually put staff and students at risk


Safe School Week will be a national observation during the third week in October (Oct. 19-25).

One study, “On the Importance of a Safe School and Classroom Climate for Student Achievement in Reading Literacy,” reported that variation between classes’ reading achievement could be explained by safety factors—with these factors significantly and positively impacting achievement.

Additionally, “Too Scared to Learn? The Academic Consequences of Feeling Unsafe at...

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