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Will Our Leaders Save American Education?

Will Our Leaders Save American Education?

Nov 16, 2018
Safety and wellness issues in American schools have reached epidemic proportions and American education is suffering. It is up to school leaders to be architects of a new and improved school culture.
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Teaching Students Safe Digital Communication in a Media-Driven World

Teaching Students Safe Digital Communication in a Media-Driven World

Oct 23, 2018
New chapters need to be written for school safety handbooks, everywhere. Students need to be able to avoid public indictment, both now and in their futures, or risk suffering the constant threat of permanent exclusion, prejudice and myriad threats created by today’s media and social media.
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School Discipline Policies Can Have a Major Impact on Students

School Discipline Policies Can Have a Major Impact on Students

Oct 09, 2018
Disciplinary policies in schools determine how the administration should respond to incidents, usually behavioral, among students and teachers – and they are in no way unanimous across the country. But, if we’re really going to put students first, and we should given they’re the future of our country, then schools across the board should seriously consider adopting a restorative approach to discipline.
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Chicago Public Schools’ New Policies on Student-Teacher Communication

Chicago Public Schools’ New Policies on Student-Teacher Communication

Sep 17, 2018
Chicago Public Schools takes the first step toward controlling social media and digital communication between students and school employees.
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The Harmful Effects of Sexting in Today’s Smartphone World

The Harmful Effects of Sexting in Today’s Smartphone World

Sep 07, 2018
Many studies indicate that students are now using the primary communication and information tool of the day, their mobile phone, to explore what sex is and their own sexuality. And they are doing so on their own without sufficient context and or guidance.
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Anonymous Reporting Systems in Schools Can Cause More Harm than Good

Anonymous Reporting Systems in Schools Can Cause More Harm than Good

Aug 30, 2018
Students and parents are told anonymous reporting is the best way to allow students to safely communicate when they are being bullied or feel threatened at school because creating anonymous reporting removes the threat of retaliation. But is this the real reason or is something else driving the acceptance of ineffective anonymous reporting?
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An Open Letter to Adults of the USA

An Open Letter to Adults of the USA

Jun 22, 2018
As an American educator of secondary and college students for the past 43 years, I would like to know where the responsible adults— school personnel, parents, police, politicians, et. al—for our nation’s youth are hiding. Our country has become beleaguered with a staggering number of mass school shootings over the past several years, and no one is taking a firm enough stand on what to do proactively to curb these atrocities.
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