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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...Read More
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.Read More
As an educator, it is your responsibility to assess student learning. This can be difficult when relying on traditional measurements, such as multiple-choice tests, timed writings, worksheets, and other assessments that fail to measure learning in authentic ways.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
When examining and reflecting on the efficacy of your school's current learning support program, consider the five hallmarks to ensure success.Read More
By providing health care insurance, you will ease your international students' transition, alleviate confusion, and simplify your administrative responsibilities.Read More
The sniffling and sneezing we experience during these dark winter months often result in empty classroom seats and delayed academic progress. There may also be a call for substitute teachers and thoughts of remote learning.Read More
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.Read More