SALT LAKE CITY — March 16, 2012 —School Improvement Network (SINET), the leading developer of PD for educators, announced this week its upcoming partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), a private organization whose primary mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.
“Students cannot learn if they don’t feel safe—if there isn’t a strong element of security in their education experience,” says Cory Linton, vice president of SINET. “This part of learning can sometimes be overlooked, and our partnership with NCPC underlines our commitment to providing a secure learning environment for all students.”
In an effort to use innovative approaches to provide educators and school resource officers with best practices, NCPC has partnered with the School Improvement Network (SINET) to develop the “School Safety and Security Group” on SINET’s interactive tool, PD360. Through this partnership, NCPC seeks to continue to reach those that are on the ground level and provide them tools and resources that can be used at the local level and that have demonstrated to be effective. Together, this partnership allows the groups to more effectively respond to the needs of the field and address emerging safety issues in our classrooms nationwide.
“Through bridging NCPC expertise and resources with SINET’s innovative tool and engaged community,” says NCPC President Ann M. Harkins, ”we hope to not only share our resources with a wider audience, but also engage that audience in the development of new resources and trainings that will be the most helpful and responsive to their expressed needs. School safety and youth engagement is a collective effort and we believe that this partnership captures that approach.”
To learn more about NCPC, its mission and its initiatives, visit their website at http://www.ncpc.org. To learn more about School Improvement Network, or to sign up for a free 30-day trial of the company’s premier professional development platform, PD 360, visit www.schoolimprovement.com.