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The Importance of Parent Involvement

In order for students to grow at school, they must also receive the help they need at home. But how do we ensure that our students are getting the guidance necessary to achieve success both in academics and extracurricular activities? Highlighting the importance of parent involvement at your school is the first step to making […]

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Why Community Involvement in Schools is Important

It’s no secret that parental involvement is an integral part of a successful educational framework. Numerous studies[1] have identified parent engagement as a critical factor affecting the success of individual students and the school environment itself. But what many schools and educational institutions overlook is the fact that high rates of student success are generally […]

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Bullying in Schools: Part 2: Preventing Bullying and Anti-Bullying Resources

In our last post, we discussed the signs and symptoms of bullying. Just looking out for the signs, however, is probably not enough to prevent bullying in any school. It is important to assess the prevalence of bullying, engage parents and students, create adequate anti-bullying policies and rules, build a safe environment, and educate students […]

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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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