Tag: school shootings

Concussion PSA compares youth football dangers to smoking. See more national education news here

| October 15, 2019
Concussion PSA compares youth football dangers to smoking. See more national education news here

Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous.

Then, the coach starts handing out cigarettes.

“Tackle football is like smoking,” a youthful voice-over says as a smiling, motherly type lights a cigarette for one of the pre-teen players. “The younger I start, the longer I’m exposed to danger.”

″Tackle Can Wait ” is part of a campaign by the Concussion Legacy Foundation to steer children under 14 years old into flag football and away from the contact version of the sport.

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OPINION: Culture-based education — a path to healing for Native youth? See more national education news here

| August 20, 2019
OPINION: Culture-based education — a path to healing for Native youth? See more national education news here

On a sweltering summer day, students run back and forth on a grassy field. Frequently erupting in laughter, they playfully dodge one another.

On the ground, two balls about the size of tennis balls are connected by a leather strap, and the children race to lift the balls from the ground with long sticks.

These Native American children are learning to play double ball, a traditional indigenous game, or at least that seems to be the focus of their activity. But at the summer camp these students are attending, Native teachers and leaders are leveraging culture-based activities like double ball to engage students more deeply in exploring their Native identities and wellness goals.

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Snow days are being transformed into online learning days in some schools across the US. See more national education news here

| February 5, 2019
Snow days are being transformed into online learning days in some schools across the US. See more national education news here

More schools across the country are experimenting with eLearning as a way to keep children learning, even when the building closes for inclement weather.

From fires and mudslides on the West Coast to winter storms and hurricanes on the East Coast, many schools have lost valuable days of classes, putting students behind.

For some students in North Carolina, schools were closed for weeks due to impassable roads and lingering damage in school buildings following Hurricane Florence.

School districts decide how they utilize canceled school days due to bad weather, and more are opting for online learning.

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Tackling Anxiety Helps Level STEM Playing Field. See more national education news here

| January 29, 2019
Tackling Anxiety Helps Level STEM Playing Field. See more national education news here

Tackling student anxiety can help close the STEM achievement gap, according to a new study.

Expertise in science and technology can be a great career boost – but it can also be a great social divider: students from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to pursue STEM subjects in the later years of high school.

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Thousands to march on Arizona’s capitol (On March 24) in response to Florida shooting. See related stories

| February 28, 2018
Thousands to march on Arizona’s capitol (On March 24) in response to Florida shooting. See related stories

Two teenagers in Arizona have organized a protest in an effort to call for a change in gun laws, mental health education and school safety following last week’s deadly Florida high school shooting. 

Samantha Lekberg, a Willow Canyon High School student, and Jordan Harb, a student at Mountain View High School, are two of the organizers of the #MarchForOurLives in Phoenix.

The march is set to kick off at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix at 10 a.m. on March 24.

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#NeverAgain: Grand Canyon School ups lockdown drills, safety measures in wake of multiple school shootings

| February 28, 2018
#NeverAgain: Grand Canyon School ups lockdown drills, safety measures in wake of multiple school shootings

2018 is barely two months old, and already there have been eight shootings at schools across the country. 

Although some of these shootings did not involve fatalities, the trauma felt by students and teachers alike is raw, and is leading to very real changes in how schools conduct the business of keeping students safe.

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