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Is Polio Coming Back? Here’s What Your School Should Know

School Health and Wellness // January 29, 2023

New York City recently declared a health emergency when polio paralyzed a woman. This was the first diagnosis in the United States in nearly a decade, and New York's first case in over 30 years. Now, schools (and the country at-large) are on alert. Questions about polio—and how it made its way in...

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How Schools Can Work to Prevent Substance Abuse

School Health and Wellness // January 29, 2023

Increasing levels of drug use is a problem among American youth. Today’s teenagers are likely to encounter and exploit a wide variety of dangerous substances, including prescription medications, marijuana, alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, mushrooms, ecstasy, and other commonly used street drugs.

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Unlocking the Potential of Social Media for Schools

Marketing Communications // January 29, 2023

Social media is a powerful marketing tool for schools. It provides an opportunity to build relationships, maximize engagement, and generate new family inquiries. However, it’s challenging to know how to use social media effectively.

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Four Ways to Enhance Stewardship for Your Donors and Prospects

Fundraising // January 29, 2023

Fundraising plans, strategies, and expectations have been significantly impacted over the past few years. Beyond the vast implications of the global pandemic, independent schools navigate additional circumstances, such as political unrest, unpredictable economic times, international tensions, reevaluation of personal growth, and more.

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Telehealth Is Bridging the Mental Health Care Gap

School Health and Wellness // January 29, 2023

Today’s teens need mental health care support more than ever before. Statistics concerning the mental health challenges adolescents experience are alarming—and seem to be increasing in severity.

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What Happens When Stress and Perfectionism Lead to Something More?

School Health and Wellness // December 18, 2022

Students are stressed. American teens rated their stress levels at an average score of 5.8 out of 10—typical values for adults are 3.8 out of 10. Many things are contributing to student stress. They faced academic, athletic, social, and cultural pressures—both online and in-person. With social media, teens are overexposed and vulnerable. Additionally, new research tells us that young adults are facing more pressure from their parents to be perfect than past generations.

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