Free series promotes school safety
February 12, 2024
Our nation has been contending with a disturbing series of hate-motivated attacks in Oak Creek, Pittsburgh, El Paso and more, as well as rising cases of antisemitism and Islamophobia following an eruption of conflict in the Middle East in October 2023. Since schools often reflect the health and challenges in our communities, via its Free to Learn effort, the U.S. Department of Education is committed to supporting states, districts and schools in improving their ability to prevent hate-based threats and bullying and recover from hate-based violence and enhancing overall school safety and climate.
The Free to Learn Miniseries will offer webinars focusing on evidence-based practices to prevent, address and ameliorate the effects of bullying, violence and hate while also supporting school safety, school-based mental health and positive school climates.
The series will provide these strategies at the key moments in a student and family’s school experience as they enter the school or classroom, engage with learning and extracurricular activities, navigate circumstances that might result in differences of opinion or conflict, and utilize various supports and opportunities to enhance their school experiences and academic achievement.
The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments is offering the Free to Learn Miniseries as part of the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series. Watch a recording of these webinars and register for upcoming opportunities at safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/free-learn-miniseries.