Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Crunching the Numbers on Restraint & Seclusion

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Courses, Student Violence, Student Well-Being

Restraint and seclusion have been controversial topics in the education industry for years. When used incorrectly, students can suffer long-term physical and mental side-effects. The federal government has made several attempts to draft legislation to specifically regulate the usage and reporting of these practices, but nothing has passed. To get a better sense of the […]

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Sexual Assault in Schools: New Data

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: *Hot Topics*, Crisis Response, Programs, Student Violence, Student Well-Being

The Associated Press (AP) recently finished a year-long investigation of state education records and federal crime data to better understand sexual assault by fellow students. The AP uncovered approximately 17,000 official reports of sexual assaults by students over a four-year period, from fall 2011 to spring 2015. The AP’s investigation is the most comprehensive compilation […]

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Monday, May 8th, 2017

Keeping Sensitive Information Safe

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Compliance, Internet Safety

The Dell End-User Security Survey polled 2,608 professionals who handle confidential data at companies with 250 or more employees. The survey found that 72 percent of employees are willing to share sensitive, confidential or regulated company information. The most common reasons these employees shared information were: 43 percent were directed by management to share information […]

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Monday, May 8th, 2017

Playground Safety: Keeping Students Safe at Recess

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Compliance, Student Well-Being

Recess is an important part of young students’ days, but it does create an opportunity for students to get hurt if they are not careful. The Salt Lake City Tribune recently reported that according to a new study from the Utah Department of Health, about 5,100 elementary school students in the state were injured on […]

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Monday, May 8th, 2017

National Teacher Appreciation Week 2017

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: *Hot Topics*, General

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week! The PTA and NEA have compiled methods and resources districts can use to honor teachers’ hard work. Certificates of Appreciation: Click here to download and print certificates of appreciation to give teachers from a principal or from a particular student. For districts that have a PTA or PTSA, there are […]

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