|[February 27, 2013]
School Improvement Network Releases Results of Guns & School Safety Survey
SALT LAKE CITY --(Business Wire)--
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness
resources and training, today released the results of the company's
latest national survey titled, "Guns and School Safety." More
than 10,600 K-12 educators responded, revealing a consensus of educator
sentiment about how safe schools are in light of the recent Sandy Hook
shooting, and what should be done to ensure student and educator safety.
"Creating a safe environment where students can learn is vital to their
success," said Chet Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement
Network. "Educators are experts in their field and while there is a
great deal of discussion in political and legislative arenas, we were
concerned that educators had not been represented in the conversation.
As experts, we need educators to weigh in on how they see school safety
and what measures make sense to them. It is important to provide a way
for educators' voices to be heard."
School Improvement Network has more than 900,000 educator subscribers it
regularly surveys on current issues and future policy in education. The
response to this survey was significant with 10,661 respondents during
the survey which was conducted between January 23 and January 29 of this
The survey revealed several key insights:
91.6% of educators say thy feel safe in school and 94.5% believe
their students feel safe, but only 68.9% say their school is safe from
68.2% of schools have increased security since the Sandy Hook
shooting, including 33.1% that are locking more doors and 10% that
have increased police presence on campus.
72.4% of educators say they would not bring a firearm to school if
allowed, though 87.8% say an armed guard on campus would improve safety
A complete report of survey results and graphics can be found at http://www.schoolimprovement.com/voices-of-education/guns-and-school-safety-survey-results/.
About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent
decades researching and documenting the best practices in education.
From this research, School Improvement Network has developed
the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to
improve teacher practice, and arms educators with a set of powerful
tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools
that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better
teachers, and as a result experience dramatic increases in student
achievement, driving up student test scores by as much as 30 percent in
a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of
schools and districts in every state and around the world and has
visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action.
Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
School Improvement Network and its logos are trademarks of School
Improvement Network. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.
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