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2020 Fall Schedules for Schools

As we near the end of June, parents, students, and teachers are seeking real answers about the fall. How will we social distance with our typical student body numbers? What will the schedule look like to accommodate the state guidelines? Principals around the country weighed in on their 2020 fall schedules.

“All change no matter big or small will always have an impact. It is how you  execute that change that will determine a positive or negative experience for our teachers.”

Donata Heppner, Principal at Columbus East Elementary School in Cicero, IL

Heppner says her scheduling solution is to

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5 Anti-Racism Videos for School Staff

The killing of George Floyd has revealed the crack in America’s porcelain foundation—racism is as pervasive as it’s ever been. Protests across the country reveal the undertones of discrimination Black people face daily in the streets, on their jobs, and in schools. The effects of COVID-19 seem to have heightened the dire need for effective change on all fronts. Even if the virus physically separates teachers from colleagues and students, discussing racism—or better, ways to employ anti-racism—should be on every school’s agenda for the returning school year.

Racism won’t just go away, especially in academic workplaces. In a 2016 focus

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5 Anti-Racism Videos for School Staff

The killing of George Floyd has revealed the crack in America’s porcelain foundation—racism is as pervasive as it’s ever been. Protests across the country reveal the undertones of discrimination Black people face daily in the streets, on their jobs, and in schools. The effects of COVID-19 seem to have heightened the dire need for effective change on all fronts. Even if the virus physically separates teachers from colleagues and students, discussing racism—or better, ways to employ anti-racism—should be on every school’s agenda for the returning school year.

Racism won’t just go away, especially in academic workplaces. In a 2016 focus

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5 Ways Principals Can Combat the Vaping Epidemic in Schools

The Food and Drug Administration has called youth vaping an epidemic. E-cigarettes are the most popular tobacco product among high school students and they are on the rise with elementary children, so it’s no surprise that they’ve made their way onto school campuses. E-cigarettes are especially appealing to kids, and, since many look like everyday objects, they’re easy to hide. They also happen to be highly addictive and harmful. Fortunately, there are steps principals can take to combat vaping in their schools.

Adopt a comprehensive tobacco-free campus policy

You should specifically address e-cigarettes in your policy, but make sure they

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