Safe and Supportive 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.
March 29, 2018U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today convened an organizational meeting of the Federal Commission on School Safety. This was the first meeting among principal members with jurisdiction over school safety issues including Secretary DeVos, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.
March 28, 2018
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today convened an organizational meeting of the Federal Commission on School Safety.
March 23, 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced new details on the Federal Commission on School Safety the President appointed her to chair. The Commission has been charged with quickly providing meaningful and actionable recommendations to keep students safe at school.