from Rules for Engagement blogger Nirvi Shah The Obama administration today released comprehensive emergency guidelines for school districts (as well as some others customized to the needs of colleges and universities and houses of worship) that are meant to help school emergency planners create new plans, or revise existing plans, for how to respond in an array of crisis situations. The guides are the first of their kind to be jointly written by four federal agencies—the U.S. departments of Education, Homeland Security, Justice, and Health and Human Services. According to a press release, the guides "incorporate lessons learned...
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