Crisis & Disaster Planning/Management

Emergencies at schools and universities, and strategies for managing their impacts



Students at 2 universities with campuses closed by coronavirus sue for tuition reimbursement

April 15, 2020
The suits against University of Miami and Drexel University argue that because of closed campuses, students are receiving the services promised to them.
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National Guard is assisting Atlanta district with food distribution

April 15, 2020
The school system district distributed about 160,000 meals this week to needy students.
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Mayor, governor at odds over closing New York City public schools

April 13, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that classes are canceled for the rest of the academic year, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the final decision is his.
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Hawaii will keep schools closed until Covid-19 has stopped spreading

April 10, 2020
State guidance calls for schools to stay closed until four weeks have passed with no new cases.
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Pennsylvania, Missouri are the latest to cancel classes for the rest of 2019-20

April 9, 2020
The threat of the coronavirus makes a return to school facilities too risky


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eBook: Green Schools Digest

Jan. 1, 2023
Learn the leading sustainability strategies being employed by education facilities across the U.S.
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28 University of Texas students who went on spring break trip to Mexico have tested positive for coronavirus

April 1, 2020
They were among a group of 70 who took a chartered flight about 10 days ago to Cabo San Lucas
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Former Catholic high school in Massachusetts will be used as homeless shelter

March 31, 2020
The old St. Joseph High in Pittsfield will be used to address an increase in the number of homeless people since the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Arizona is the 7th state to close schools for the remainder of the school year.

March 31, 2020
More than 55 million preK-12 students in the United States have been affected by school closures brought about the coronavirus pandemic.

Chicago district plans to distribute more than 100,000 devices as part of remote learning program

March 30, 2020
Administrators say Chromebooks, iPads or other devices will be provided to families to help address the digital divide in the city.