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Should School Safety Conversations Also Include Natural Disasters?

June 18, 2018

By: Amelia Harper

Source: Education Dive

Dive Brief

  • Lori Peek, director of the Natural Hazards Center and professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, asserts in a District Administration interview that poorly designed school buildings put the lives of millions of students at risk in the face of a natural disaster.

Dive Insight

  • While much of the media attention on school safety issues has recently focused on school shootings, other school safety concerns, including the impact of natural disasters, also pose considerable risk to students. School buildings house students for a significant portion of their lives, and ensuring student safety in the event of fire, floods, earthquakes and tornadoes has to be a high priority for administrators and policymakers alike.

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