As we mark the 5th anniversary of Sandy Hook, it’s a critical time to examine how schools have evolved in implementing security upgrades. Parents often wonder if their school is doing everything it can to keep their children safe. The school office can often feel like Grand Central Station at times, with a revolving door of kids, parents, vendors and volunteers coming and going … [Read more...] about Keeping Our Schools Safe
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The following is a guest post by Dr. Brad Johnson, Author of “Scared Skinny No More” Open any magazine and undoubtedly you’ll find a story highlighting some celebrity's recent weight gain. Whether it’s Kim Kardashian’s derriere or Jessica Simpson’s wildly reported pregnancy weight-gain, these stories always, seem to find their way to the front page. Sadly, even … [Read more...] about How to Stop Fat-Shaming in Schools
A while a go, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg appeared in a video about coding via the group Code.org (you can watch the video here). It’s a well put together video on the benefits of coding for kids. It has Chris Bosh, Will.i.am in it to name a few celebrities and it does a nice job of making coding seem as if anyone could do it. Coding is a hot educational topic because … [Read more...] about Should HTML Coding be Taught in Schools?
The common cold is the only communicable health problem that beats out lice at the school age, according to MayoClinic.com. The small insects lay eggs, called nits, on the hair shaft to continue the population in the hair. The insects travel from one head to the next through direct contact with another person's hair or things that have touched the hair, such as brushes, scarves … [Read more...] about Lice Prevention in Schools
While most kids can achieve academic success in a standard school, some children that struggle with severe behavior problems require a more tailored learning environment. If your child has a diagnosed behavioral disability, or spends more time in the principal's office than in the classroom, a specialized behavioral school may be the right choice for him. By considering the … [Read more...] about Schools for Children With Behavioral Problems