Purpose: The Crime, Violence & Discipline Task Force has completed its task and produced the publications Safety in Numbers: Collecting and Using Crime, Violence and Discipline Data to Make a Difference in Schools and To Help Promote a Violence-Free School Environment (Safety in Numbers Brochure).
Final Letter of Recommendation
Dear Forum members,
We are pleased to release Safety in Numbers: Collecting and Using Crime, Violence, and Disciplinary Incident Data to Make a Difference in Schools. Safety in Numbers is a new handbook from the National Forum on Education Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education.
Safety in Numbers presents recommendations from the Forum's Crime Violence and Discipline Task Force on collecting and utilizing discipline data to support learning by improving clear definitions for essential school crime, violence and discipline data elements. Safety in Numbers emphasizes the importance of schools using incident data to help:
While Safety in Numbers provides valuable information to help improve school safety, the Task Force recommends that the following additional steps be taken to strengthen the value of collected data:
On behalf of the Crime, Violence and Discipline Task Force, we thank you for the opportunity to work on this project.
|Annette Barwick||Bill Smith|
|Co-Chair, Crime, Violence, and Discipline Task Force||Co-Chair, Crime, Violence, and Discipline Task Force|
Co-Chairs: Annette Barwick, Hillsborough County (FL) School District, Bill Smith, Sioux Falls (SD) School District
NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu
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