Monday, August 10th, 2015

Tweeting Responsibly: School Athletes

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Courses, Internet Safety

A recent article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press suggests that social media has a big impact on students’ futures, particularly those who are being recruited for collegiate athletics. College coaches have started following their prospects on Twitter, which is forcing student athletes to think before they tweet. Not only are coaches paying attention for […]

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Monday, August 10th, 2015

Awards Roundup: Nominations are now open!

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Awards

Over the years we have been able to rely on your support in nominating our products for numerous awards. Two awards programs –T.H.E. Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards and District Administration’s Top 100 Products – are now accepting nominations for the best products of 2015. The voting period for T.H.E. Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards will close […]

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Monday, August 10th, 2015

Overcoming Bullying to Create Positive Change in 3 Steps

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: *Hot Topics*, Bullying, Compliance, Programs

The long-term effects bullying can have on students is not news to many – it can lead to a higher risk of depression, obesity, substance abuse and more. To stop bullying in its tracks and to prevent these long-term effects, a professor from the Educational Psychology department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, suggests the […]

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Monday, August 10th, 2015

House lawmakers push school bullying prevention

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: *Hot Topics*, Bullying, Compliance, Programs

New legislation introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) and Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.), called The Safe Schools Improvement Act, that if passed, will prohibit bullying based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation or religion.” The legislation would grant schools funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to create policies that […]

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