Building Safe, Engaging, and Equitable Schools

On Monday, September 17, 2018 AIR held a roundtable discussion on school safety, “Building Safe, Engaging, and Equitable Schools,” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.



Opening Remarks

Sandra Williamson, Vice President, AIR

Roundtable Panelists

Image of panelists at Safe, Equitable schools eventModerator

Scott MacFarlane, Reporter, NBC Washington

Roundtable Panelists

David Osher, Vice President & Institute Fellow, AIR
Eric Gordon, CEO, Cleveland Metropolitan Schools
John Jackson, President & CEO, Schott Foundation

The event showcased best practices, strategies, and recommendations to create a safe, engaging, and equitable environment for students that focuses on social and emotional learning. Speakers discussed school safety through a comprehensive, evidence-based lens, going beyond just physical safety and violence prevention.

Follow the conversation on Twitter with @Education_AIR using the hashtag #SafeSchoolsAIR.

Event Program: Building Safe, Equitable, and Engaging Schools (PDF)
Event Handout: Building Safe, Equitable, and Engaging Schools (PDF)
Event Spotlight: Building Safe, Equitable, and Engaging Schools

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of education, health, and the workforce.

Please visit to learn more about AIR’s work on school climate and safety, as well as social emotional learning. You can also stay up to date with our work by signing up for our monthly newsletter, AIR News.

Event Information