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The Changing Risk Profile in the Education Sector

Posted by The Brain on Nov 1, 2019 4:11:08 AM


Today’s education sector is confronting a sharp uptick in risk and uncertainty. In turn, the practice of risk management is becoming foundational to the way schools, districts, and campuses operate, as effective risk management comes to be seen as a better way not only to identify and manage risks, but also to promote quality, continuity, and accountability.

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Topics: Risk Management, Crisis Management, Education, Education and Schools, Integrated Safety and Security

What Is the Clery Act?

Posted by The Brain on May 29, 2019 4:34:10 AM


Since the early 1990s, colleges and universities in the U.S. receiving federal funding have been mandated by law to disclose information about crime on and near their campuses. In fact, it’s the pre-condition to participating in programs associated with Title IV of the Higher Education Act, which covers federal grants, loans, and work-study programs. 

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Topics: Education and Schools, Universities, Crisis Planning

Why Master School Emergency Lockdown Terms?

Posted by The Brain on Sep 12, 2018 1:22:09 AM


Building or updating your school emergency lockdown plan? Smart move. As you probably know, during the first half of the year, the US averaged over one active school shooting incident per week. What’s more, the number of bomb threats also seems to be rising. The need for school emergency lockdown planning has never been greater.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management, Education and Schools, Crisis Plans, Universities, Crisis Planning

Preparing for a Campus Active Shooter Incident

Posted by The Brain on Sep 12, 2018 1:21:48 AM


As students of all ages head back to school this fall, one topic on administrators’ minds will be school safety, and that means preparing for the possibility of an active shooter on campus.

And preparation is becoming more important. There were 30 percent more school shootings in the U.S. during the 2017-2018 school year than in 2016-2017, and the number of guns found on campus soared by 267 percent, according to a new report from the nonprofit Educator’s School Safety Network (ESSN). The report also says that during a crisis, teachers and school administrators are often the first first responders, and if they’re not prepared, everyone is more vulnerable.

So how can schools respond effectively to an active shooter incident? We offer three key ways. 

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Education and Schools, Crisis Plans, Universities, Crisis Planning

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