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Depression and anxiety among young people were on the rise when the pandemic hit. Already experiencing mental health challenges, adolescents faced the realities of a global medical crisis—isolation, fear, illness, and sometimes death. More than 140,000 children in the U.S. lost a primary or secondar...Read More
Every year, between February and March, noroviruses reemerge in the national news cycle. This is no coincidence—the virus’ seasonal pattern is remarkably consistent.Read More
Passed in December 2022 and effective June 27, 2023, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is the first law in the United States that creates rights to accommodations for pregnant workers.Read More
Diet culture is everywhere—we are told to restrict carbohydrates, avoid sugar, follow keto. From streaming channels and social media to brick-and-mortar stores at the local mall. Filtering this information is difficult for adults. For tweens and teens, distinguishing between the truth and a marketing campaign is nearly impossible.Read More
For several decades, there has been a healthy debate in education about the benefits of longer, extended classes—where students have fewer classes in a day, but for longer periods of time. A 10-year study of a school system in Georgia that moved to extended class schedules found an increase in stude...Read More
Mental health issues soared during the pandemic—led by isolation, loneliness, fear, and anxiety. Every age and socioeconomic group experienced the extreme, unavoidable stress that accompanies a once-in-a-lifetime global emergency. As life returned to normalcy, much of that receded.Read More
If there’s one constant in education, it’s change. Independent schools are hubs for innovation and evolution, with exciting pedagogical theory and progressive restructuring happening in institutions across the country. School leaders seize opportunities for growth, recognizing change is not only inevitable, but invigorating.Read More
Hiring season may not officially have arrived, but the time to talk about it is now. With the emerging teacher shortage, independent schools are rapidly approaching a faculty talent crisis.Read More
Professional development is a key element to the success for any organization; this is especially true for schools because it empowers a growth mindset and models continuous learning. An essential tool for your school’s continued success, professional development invests in your school community—furthering your school’s mission.Read More
Schools play a critical role in children's lives, and as children grow to pre-teens and teens, teachers and administrators worry about new risks they will experience. One such risk is the use of substances, such as alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other drugs. Substance use by teens can have a bi...Read More