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Making Nevada Schools Safer: The State of Empirical Evidence

Jacob D. Skousen, Ed. D.
Volume 5, Issue 1


This policy paper reviews the trends taken to improve school safety. While individual measures, such as school resource officers (SROs) or controlled access to schools, inconclusively impact physical and perceptual components of school safety, research suggests a comprehensive safety plan can create safe, secure schools. It concludes with evidence-based actions that Nevada lawmakers can take to improve school safety.


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