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In The News: How the US lets hot school days sabotage learning

You’ve heard of the digital divide during the pandemic. Now that schools are finally reopening for Summer school programs, there’s another problem plaguing the millions of students trying to learn – the heat. Read on for more. Human bodies react swiftly when they overheat. Blood rushes to the skin, trying to find cool air. Sweat seeps […]

In The News: More children than ever could be in classrooms for summer school, making up for lost time during pandemic

Before the pandemic, about 3.3 million students attended mandatory or optional summer school programs in 2019. This year is expected to far exceed that number, with reopenings underway, school districts drawing on federal aid, and families looking to make up for lost learning. Read on for more. With her three teenagers vaccinated against COVID-19, Aja […]

In The News: Illinois Tackles Anti-Asian Hate With the TEAACH Act

Here at Safe and Sound Schools, we’ve been keeping a close eye on Illinois’ Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act. The legislation will require schools there to teach Asian American history in the US, and is now heading to the governor’s desk. Read on for more details. Illinois is poised to become the […]

In The News: Masks, Tracking, Desk Shields: How Much Do School Measures Reduce Families’ COVID-19 Risk?

As vaccine distribution accelerates reopening, schools across the country are preparing to return to full-time, in-person learning next school year. But how well do COVID safety measures in the classroom protect students, teachers, and their families from the virus? Here’s a breakdown of the research. While relatively few schools experienced widescale outbreaks during the pandemic, […]

School Safety Experts Release Updated Guidance on Conducting Armed Assailant Drills in Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bethesda, MD—The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), and Safe and Sound Schools (SASS) have partnered to release updated guidance on conducting armed assailant drills in schools. The author organizations represent key stakeholders in school safety and crisis planning, preparedness, and implementation. This includes […]

In The News: Schools in the U.S. should continue to use masks, CDC advises

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that fully vaccinated adults can resume indoor and outdoor activities (except travel) without masks or distancing. However, soon after the big news, the CDC clarified that schools should continue proper mask-wearing and covid protocols through the 2020-2021 school year. Read on for more. The Centers for Disease […]