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Combating Cyberattacks Against K-12 Schools

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | November 15, 2023

Cyberattacks against K-12 schools progressively put our children at risk. In September 2022, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school system in the country, fell victim to ransomware on its IT systems.

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Lauren Reese: A Survivor’s Perspective on School Safety

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | October 30, 2023

Lauren Reese knows firsthand the emotional and psychological scars that linger long after a tragic school shooting. Her story heightens the importance of mental health support and the critical need for effective school safety measures.

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How One Mom Advocates for Better School Safety and Security

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | May 26, 2023

Mom Candice Aragon is taking the lead to protect her children and impact change when it comes to school safety and security. Learn more.

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Top Questions Parents Ask About School Safety and Security

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | May 10, 2023

Michele Gay often meets parents with questions about school safety and security. We spoke with her to compile a list of the top questions. Learn more.

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How to Boost Your School’s Safety and Security with Artificial Intelligence

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | August 13, 2022

With advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), schools can now monitor various situations across their properties more effectively. These technologies don’t come without privacy and cost concerns from parents and staff. However, AI can be advantageous without violating privacy, making it worth the investment. Learn more.

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What One Security Expert and Parent Learned From Parkland

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | July 20, 2022

When someone asks another person, “Have you heard about the school shooting,” and that person hasn’t, you can sense instant concern as they respond with “No! Where?” But one day, for security expert and parent Noel Glacer, it did happen at the school his son attended. In this article, he recounts hearing the news of the Parkland shooting and, now as the Vice President of SOS Parkland Inc., he also shares what the nonpartisan organization is doing to improve school security.

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How to Navigate the Market for School Security Solutions

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | July 7, 2022

With limited resources available, a big challenge for school administrators isn’t necessarily finding the latest-and-greatest product on the market, but rather figuring out how to leverage available funding most effectively. Guy Grace, Vice Chair of the PASS Advisory Council, shares how he works with schools to make sure they’re getting the most out of their security investments.

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Summer Safety and Security To-Do Lists

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | June 17, 2022

As we enter this much-needed period of celebration and relaxation, there are still things that integrators and administrators alike can do to keep schools safe and secure. Learn more.

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More Secure, Less Convenient: The Debate on Classroom Door Locks

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | May 19, 2022

Sentiment surrounding classroom door locks has changed drastically over the last 20 years. Learn more about the debate and how, when used properly, classroom door locks continue to keep our schools safe and secure.

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Campus Safety: Pittston Schools Bolster Campus Protection with Security Window Film

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | May 9, 2022

Campus Safety explores the benefits of security window film, including its affordability, efficiency and other features. Learn more.

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