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PD Developer School Improvement Network Works with the National Crime Prevention Council to Help Provide a Secure Learning Environment for Students

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Students cannot learn if they don’t feel safe—if there isn’t a strong element of security in their education experience...and our partnership with NCPC underlines our commitment to providing a secure learning environment for all students

School Improvement Network (SINET), the leading developer of PD for educators, announced this week its upcoming partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), a private organization whose primary mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.

“Students cannot learn if they don’t feel safe—if there isn’t a strong element of security in their education experience,” says Cory Linton, vice president of SINET. “This part of learning can sometimes be overlooked, and our partnership with NCPC underlines our commitment to providing a secure learning environment for all students.”

In an effort to use innovative approaches to provide educators and school resource officers with best practices, NCPC has partnered with the School Improvement Network (SINET) to develop the “School Safety and Security Group” on SINET’s interactive tool, PD360. Through this partnership, NCPC seeks to continue to reach those that are on the ground level and provide them tools and resources that can be used at the local level and that have demonstrated to be effective. Together, this partnership allows the groups to more effectively respond to the needs of the field and address emerging safety issues in our classrooms nationwide.

“Through bridging NCPC expertise and resources with SINET’s innovative tool and engaged community,” says NCPC President Ann M. Harkins, ”we hope to not only share our resources with a wider audience, but also engage that audience in the development of new resources and trainings that will be the most helpful and responsive to their expressed needs. School safety and youth engagement is a collective effort and we believe that this partnership captures that approach.”

To learn more about NCPC, its mission and its initiatives, visit their website at http://www.ncpc.org. To learn more about School Improvement Network, or to sign up for a free 30-day trial of the company’s premier professional development platform, PD 360, visit http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, Observation 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. 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.

About the National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a private, nonprofit tax-exempt [501(c)(3)] organization whose primary mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. In addition to managing the well-known McGruff® “Take a Bite Out of Crime®” public service advertising campaign, NCPC also publishes books, kits of camera-ready program materials, posters, and informational and policy reports on a variety of crime prevention and community-building subjects. NCPC engages all stakeholders through training, technical assistance, and by maintaining a national focus for crime prevention; it acts as secretariat for the Crime Prevention Coalition of America, more than 400 national, federal, state, and local organizations representing thousands of constituents who are committed to preventing crime.

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Duane Sprague
School Improvement Network
801-758-9546
duane(dot)sprague(at)schoolimprovement(dot)com

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