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How School Leaders Can Ensure Their Students Have Access to Food this Summer

May 26th, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis separated families from loved ones, ended lives prematurely, and caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs. In the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic alone, over 22 million U.S. workers lost their jobs. As of December 2020, even though many previously furloughed or laid off employees had returned to work, […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources and Helping Students Feel Safe in School

May 25th, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article includes information about mental illness and discusses topics such as depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and suicide. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to recognize, support, and uplift the needs of the millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. As a school district leader, May is a time to […]

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How School Leaders Can Prevent Teacher Burnout During Stressful Times

December 5th, 2020

When schools closed last spring during COVID-19 and students and teachers were both thrown into a world of virtual learning, the outpouring of support and appreciation for teachers was overwhelming. Parents shared their sentiments on social media, asking teachers what their tricks are to keep students focused and learning. “How do you do it?” parents […]

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School Leaders and the Importance of Self-Care

October 12th, 2020

In case of low oxygen pressure in the cabin, please secure your mask first before assisting others. We’ve all heard the above announcement by flight attendants every time we travel by plane. While we may inadvertently tune out this instruction — the underlying lesson is invaluable: You must take care of yourself first in order […]

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A Look at COVID-19 School Closures and Student Access to Food

June 16th, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close their doors, not only did the necessary safety effort separate teachers from students, but it created a void for millions of students who rely on school-assisted meals. Every day, The National School Lunch Program serves over 30 million children, the School Breakfast Program feeds over 14.7 million […]

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Teens, Sleep, and Success at School

February 11th, 2020

Could Your High School Students Benefit from a Later School Start Time? The idea of teenagers loving to sleep-in almost is practically a cliché. Teens tend to stay up late chatting with friends, watching movies, doing homework, going to extra curricular activities (such as sports and clubs), playing video games, and socializing online—and as a […]

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Are School Lockdown Drills Helpful or Hurtful?

December 3rd, 2019

School leaders need to proactively educate faculty, staff, and students on safety protocols. Today, one way many districts are attempting to prepare students and staff through the use of lockdown drills. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, during the 2015–2016 school year, 95 percent of public schools ran lockdown drills, while a recent […]

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The School Bus Seat Belt Debate: What Your District Needs to Know About Benefits and Barriers

November 26th, 2019

Every fall, social media feeds are dotted with heart-warming photos of moms and dads watching their children get on the school bus for their first day of school. This iconic moment is one that conjures thoughts of tradition, advancement, and accomplishment, even though behind the smiling eyes, parents worry about what will happen to their […]

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month — What Do School Leaders Need to Know?

October 15th, 2019

According to StopBullying.gov, around 30% of U.S. students say they have been bullied at school. That means if you were to walk into any classroom in your school right now, up to one-third of the students would tell you that at least once they were the victim of harmful physical or emotional abuse. With already […]

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Make Mental Health a Priority for Staff and Students

October 10th, 2019

Suicide. Bullying. School violence. Devastatingly, as unpleasant as they are to think about, these are things we must consider in today’s educational landscape. According to the Child Mind Institute, of the 74.5 million children in the U.S, approximately 17.1 million have or have had a psychiatric disorder. This number is more than the number of […]

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