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Yet Another Reason To Be Cautious About Web Browsing—Cyber Suicides

Private School News ● December 9, 2009

No matter how hard we try to protect our children, there will always be some form of danger lurking along their path. We can never be careful enough, and this is especially the case when it comes to online safety. Over the years we've seen different trends in online crime. Chat rooms and social sites have been an ongoing topic of discussion. Predators seem to pool in these places, just waiting for an opportunity.  

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Protecting Your School From Workers' Compensation Fraud

Private School News ● December 9, 2009

Everyone feels awful when an employee is disabled by injury or illness—especially if the injury occurred on the job. Things can get even worse though if your school doesn't have proper injury reporting procedures in place—and worse, still, if you are not vigilant in your communications with your Workers' Compensation insurance provider. The National Insurance Crime Bureau says workers' compensation fraud is a significant contributor to the country's $30 billion insurance scam problem. Here are a few tips for keeping your school from becoming part of this statistic.  

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A Basket of Different Colors

Private School News ● December 9, 2009

If your school dyes eggs in celebration of the season, here's a tip that won't stain your fingers. (Or your clothes, carpets, or floors either.) Ask students to bring in their one of their dad's old silk ties. Or they can shop at a local thrift store for an old tie. Usually thrift stores ties aren't much more than a dollar or two. Encourage them to bring in one with a vibrant pattern. The more intense the pattern, the better the outcome will be. And you'll want to tell them to make sure the ties are silk.

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Teachers vs. The Recession

Private School News ● December 9, 2009

Read the original article at philly.com. There's a lot more positive energy in the air this season than there was last fall concerning the economy, that's for sure. Maybe some of us are starting to adapt to our reduced budgets and cautious approaches—we've accepted the struggle and have found alternative ways to stay focused. But, although there's a more positive perspective on how the market will be in the near future, we're not in the clear yet—and teachers are feeling it.  

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3 Reasons to Eat Slower

Private School News ● December 9, 2009

Remember your grandparents always telling you to slow down, chew your food, there's no reason to rush? Or perhaps you're always telling your children to slow down and enjoy the meal you've prepared. All great advice, but maybe for reasons you and your grandparents aren't even aware.

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Distorted Body Perspectives Affecting Kids as Young as 5 (Editorial)

Private School News ● December 9, 2009

Females have a reputation for struggling with self-acceptance. We're (I'm compelled to include myself in this) always competing with some imaginary beauty princess to be thinner, have shinier hair, wear the latest trends (and look better than those chic models in them, too!), and smile white, pearly smiles of cheer 24/7.  

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Hey Kid, Get Off the Couch!

Private School News ● December 9, 2009

"I used to walk a mile uphill in the snow every winter to school." Remember hearing your grandparents tell you that story when you were small? That was their way of encouraging you to be more ambitious, thicken your skin, and to get your rumps up and outside! If they thought you had it comfy, wow, what would they think about today's generation?

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Super-Sized Students

Private School News ● December 9, 2009

Columbia University and the University of California conducted a survey of millions of schoolchildren and found that they were more likely to be obese when their school campus was located within a block of a fast-food restaurant. Students whose school was a quarter of a mile or more away were not as likely.

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Fairness Stops Lawsuits

Business and Operations ● December 9, 2009

OK, that's a bold statement to make, and of course fairness can't always protect your school from legal issues—there's much more to lawsuit prevention then simply being fair. Interestingly enough however, employees who believe they been treated fairly—even if treatment was negative—are less likely to sue or bring charges.

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