Safe and Supportive Schools
August 19, 2020Secretary DeVos Launches Grant Program to Promote Institutional Resiliency and Expand Educational Opportunity for Students
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a new grant program designed to help institutions of higher education emerge from the coronavirus pandemic more resilient and better able to expand educational opportunities for students.
March 12, 2020Readout of the U.S. Department of Education's Coronavirus Conference Call with Chief State School OfficersToday, the U.S. Department of Education and other federal partners hosted a conference call with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to discuss the Administration's response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to answer their members' questions about school closures, school meal programs, testing and accountability measures, and grant administration, among other topics.
February 10, 2020SchoolSafety.gov Launches to Help Educators, Administrators, Parents, and Law Enforcement Prepare for Threats
WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration today launched the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse website: SchoolSafety.gov. This website is a one-stop-shop of resources for K-12 administrators, educators, parents, and law enforcement to use to prepare for and address various threats related to safety, security, and support in schools.
October 8, 2019U.S. Department of Education Announces New Grant Awards to Address School Safety and Improve Access to Mental Health Services
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced $71.6 million in new funding to enhance safety in schools and improve student access to mental health resources. The U.S.
September 25, 2019
WASHINGTON — Today, as part of National Preparedness Month, which is recognized each September to promote emergency planning, the U.S. Department of Education, along with the U.S.
April 17, 2019Kentucky School District Awarded Additional Funds to Support Recovery Efforts Following Tragic School Shooting Last Year
Benton, Kentucky – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, alongside Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, announced today that Marshall County School District (MCSD) in Kentucky has been awarded a second Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $460,064.
December 18, 2018Federal Commission on School Safety Releases Comprehensive Resource Guide for Keeping Students, Teachers Safe at School
WASHINGTON—After months of research, visiting successful programs around the nation, and receiving testimony from experts and concerned citizens, today the Federal Commission on School Safety (Commission) released a 177-page report detailing 93 best practices and policy recommendations for improving safety at schools across the country.
June 21, 2018Readout of Commission Meeting on How Entertainment, Media, Cyberbullying and Social Media May Affect Violence, Student Safety
WASHINGTON – The Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) met June 21, 2018, in the Executive Office Building's Indian Treaty Room to gain more insight into how entertainment, media, cyberbullying and social media may affect violence and student safety.
May 31, 2018
HANOVER, Md. – The Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) today held its first field visit at Frank Hebron-Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Maryland, to focus on school climate and prevention efforts implemented by local schools.
April 4, 2018
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today hosted two listening sessions on school safety concerns and the current climate in schools nationwide.