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Did you know that nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year[1] and that one in ten high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.[2] Teen dating violence is a serious problem affecting adolescents across the nation, […]

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Community Engagement Strategies for Nonprofits As anyone who has been involved in a nonprofit alliance or coalition can attest, community engagement is critical to the success and continued operation of such an organization. Without the support of the community in which it operates, a nonprofit has little chance for long-term prosperity. However, engaging the community […]

 
 

Finding Alternative Funding Sources for Community Coalitions The search for reliable, ongoing sources of funding can often be a near-constant process for many community coalitions. Classified as non-profits and needing money to guarantee continued operation, coalitions can face a lot of financial uncertainty. And, while federal grant programs are available, many of them expire after […]

 
 

3 Ways Surveys Can Help Your Community Coalition with Grant Funding As a member of a non-profit, community-based coalition, you understand the need to seek out funding for your organization. Unfortunately, attaining a regular and predictable influx of federal funding to support your coalition’s programs and goals is not as easy as simply applying for […]

 
 

Online Student Surveys vs. Paper Surveys: Advantages and Disadvantages If your school has decided to conduct a student survey, you’re likely facing a number of critical decisions regarding the surveying process. One of these questions may be whether to use web-based, online surveys or paper and pencil surveys. Paper questionnaires are more traditional and have […]

 
 

How to Survey Students: Tips for Conducting a School Survey Student surveys are a proven way for community coalitions and schools to evaluate a variety of factors and make effective, data-based decisions. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Measures of Teaching Effectiveness project found that “student survey results are predictive of student achievement” and “that […]

 
 

The topic of bullying is not a new development in the school environment; bullying in various forms has been a significant problem affecting students of all ages for decades. According to an article in the School Psychology Review, 70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.[1] Similarly, a large-scale study found […]

 
 

Many schools and educational organizations today are using student surveys to evaluate student perceptions, behaviors, and activities across a wide variety of topics such as bullying, substance abuse, school climate, and more. However, successfully conducting a student survey doesn’t end once the responses have been collected. In fact, that’s when one of the most important […]

 
 

Student surveys can be powerful tools to help school administration and educators gather valuable data. This school data allows for an in-depth analysis of the overall school climate, at the same time rendering a representative picture of student perceptions. There are a number of reasons school systems should consider conducting student surveys, but we’ve laid […]

 
 

Flexible School Funding with ESSA, a New Piece of Key Federal Education Legislation New federal education legislation may soon be affecting school budgets and allowing more flexibility in terms of spending. In 2016, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into legislation, effectively replacing No Child Left Behind (NCLB). ESSA changes several key budgetary […]

 
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