Ten Rules for Making School Safe Harbors for Learning


Ten Rules For Making Schools Safe Harbors for Learning is a speech that Vera's director Chris Stone delivered to the Annual Institute for Governors' Education Policy Advisors in October 1999. The speech, which draws primarily on Vera's past work with violence among adolescents and research on school safety programs in school systems nationwide, presents ten basic rules common to effective school safety programs. These rules include the need for schools to address student violence beyond school boundaries, and the need for government school safety programs to concentrate on middle school-aged students.