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Bullying in Schools: Part 1: Know the Signs of Bullying

According to a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics[1] in 2015, 21.5% of students between the ages of 12 and 18 have experienced bullying in schools. Bullying is not a new problem; we all know that it has happened in the past, and we know it still happens in communities across the […]

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How Schools Can Get Funding for Educational Programs

In today’s uncertain economic climate, it can often seem like money is constantly being chipped away from educational programs. As budgets dry up, important after-school programs, extracurricular activities, and fine arts classes are frequently being limited or discontinued. This is a dangerous trend for many reasons, particularly the fact that educational programs aimed at targeting […]

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Overall Teen Drug Abuse on the Decline

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, released the findings of its latest annual report[1] on teen drug abuse The results of the 2015 survey have found that teen drug use has decreased for a number of substances, including cigarettes, alcohol, prescription opiate pain relievers, and synthetic marijuana[2]. The […]

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E-Cigarette Use In Teens

Electronic Cigarettes & Vape Pens: An Overview of the New Trend in Smoking E-cigarettes, known as e-cigs, electronic cigs, or electronic cigarettes, are the newest generation of traditional cigarettes with a few primary differences: e-cigs are re-usable and trade the characteristic cigarette smoke for a vaporized liquid compound. E-cigarettes (and their sister product “vape pens”) […]

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Administrator Tips for Teacher Retention: Ways Schools Can Prevent Teacher Burnout

Across the US, teacher retention rates have been sinking[1] for the past several years, leading to teacher shortages and lower student performance. Many individuals and organizations that operate in the educational field believe that a primary factor[2] in these low figures is teacher burnout. A mid-2014 report[3] by the Alliance for Excellent Education found that […]

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Youth Mental Health: Be Proactive with School Surveys

Depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses are on the rise among teens, preteens and young adults. In fact, it is estimated that “five to eight times as many high school and college students meet the criteria for diagnosis of major depression and/or anxiety disorder as was true half a century or more ago.”[1] And that’s […]

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Cyberbullying in the Millennial Era: Know the Signs of Cyberbullying

As many parents and teachers know, cyberbullying has become one of the most common forms of harassment a child will experience. In this day and age of easily-accessible technology and ubiquitous social media sharing, it’s important for adults to recognize the signs of cyberbullying, so that they may more readily protect their children or students […]

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What is Cyberbullying

Traditionally, bullying has been seen predominantly as an “in-person” behavior—that is, it occurs as a face-to-face interaction or confrontation between two or more individuals (a “bully” and a “victim”). In old movies, books, and TV shows, schoolyard bullies harass their victims in the hallways and threaten them on the playground. But bullying is just as […]

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