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Recognizing the Signs of Troubled Students

Being able to identify warning signs and knowing how to respond can help a student cope with any issues or deal with their emotions appropriately, and ultimately keep your school, students and staff safe.

Help Protect Your Student-Athletes Against the Dangers of Concussions

School officials should be able to identify a concussion when it happens, help others learn to identify them and establish a management plan. Proper awareness begins with understanding the signs and symptoms that can arise with a concussion.

Five Tips to Keep Your Students Safe on Prom Night

Prom season is undoubtedly among the busiest times of the school year. Many school administrators may overlook key steps that can keep students safe during the event. Here are five ways to improve your school’s prom safety.

Terminating Teachers - the Aftermath

School districts and administrators can reduce the odds of a lawsuit by adhering to strict processes and standards whenever deciding to terminate a teacher. But they should also carry the right insurance coverage in case a teacher sues.

How to Protect Your Educational Institution From Age Discrimination Suits

It is the responsibility of your learning institution to ensure that employee rights are maintained when it comes to this law, or your school may find itself hit with a costly age discrimination lawsuit.

Combating Hate Crimes on School Campuses

According to a 2013 report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 8.3% of all hate crimes reported took place on school campuses. Learn about some of the proactive steps that schools are taking to ensure safety on campus.

How to Deal With Cyberbullying at Your School

For the protection of their students, staff and the school in general, it is critically important for school administration to have a plan in place for how it will handle cyberbullying incidents.

What Is Your School Doing About Hazing?

Hazing, which refers to circumstances that harass, embarrass, ridicule or put a student at risk emotionally or physically, is a more common on-campus occurrence than you might expect. According to Hazing, two in five college, middle and high school students report hazing.

Why Your School Needs an Effective Protocol for IEP Amendments

When a school in Hawaii failed to include the parent of a special education student in a meeting to amend the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), the parent sued and the court ruled in his favor. The same scenario could occur at your educational institution if you don’t have an effective IEP amendment protocol in place.

Best Practices for Schools Without a Nursing Staff

With a nationwide nursing shortage making school nurses a scarce commodity, many private schools have devised innovative solutions to keep students healthy and safe whether they are in gym class or on the field.

Tips to Make Your School’s Chemistry Lab a Safer Place

School chemistry classes are meant to be fun and challenging. Yet stories continue to abound where experiments have gone wrong and injured students and teachers in the process.

How to Protect Against Injuries During Field Trips

How can schools keep students safe during school outings while also protecting themselves from the related liabilities?

Recognizing Mental Health Issues in Students

Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health issues parents and teachers need to be on the lookout for.

Taking Sports Safety Precautions

Much as we like to see kids playing sports and learning new skills, the challenge is to make sure it’s done safely. While much is heard about the dangers of playing football or soccer, it’s not just in those rougher sports that children face safety issues.