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Prescription Drug Abuse Is (Still) a Problem in Private Schools

Vol. 12 No. 10

Two years ago, we published an article on prescription drug abuse in private schools. We reported that medicine prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was being misused by high-performing students—not to get high, but rather to focus on schoolwork and manage their heavy workloads.

Now it’s 2014, and prescription drugs are still reported as a major problem for our best and brightest students.

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Summer Reading for School Heads: Recommended Books and Webinars

Vol. 12 No. 10

A School Head’s job is never done—even if students and teachers have abandoned their classrooms to frolic in the summer sun. Still, there’s surely some time to revitalize old strategies and develop new ones! So kick back, relax, and read one of these books we’ve collected specifically for School Heads. And—once you’re done—download one of our prerecorded Webinars for some professional development in the comfort of your office.

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Attracting Exceptional Teachers

Vol. 12 No. 9

As we inch closer to graduation, we start to think about what graduates will do as young adults entering the “real world.” If a recent study by centrist think tank Third Way is right, few of our highest achievers consider teaching as a personal career goal.

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"Introducing ... New Teachers!"

Vol. 12 No. 9

With the spring hiring frenzy in your rearview mirror, it’s time to start thinking about introductions and orientations for your newest employees! New teachers should feel welcome not just in faculty lounges, but in the larger school community, too.

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Everything But the Kitchen Sink: Five Common Job Posting Mistakes

Vol. 12 No. 8

Writing an online job posting for an open position can be a real struggle. There’s a delicate balance to strike between honeyed words to attract suitable candidates and brutal honesty about the work your school needs done. Here, then, are some common mistakes we see private-independent schools make when submitting job advertisements for various online career boards.

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The Tale of a Tooth: A Principal Plays Tooth Fairy

Vol. 12 No. 8

Sometimes it’s the smallest things you can do that make the biggest impact on your students, and this is certainly true for a young lady at James Hill Elementary School as reported by the Huffington Post. Having lost her tooth during recess, third-grader Avery Patchett was upset that the tooth fairy wouldn’t see her baby tooth.

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