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Jack Russell

Jack Russell is passionate about education and keeping students safe. Jack has two decades of marketing experience, previously working with brands such as McGraw-Hill and Safelite Group. His volunteer efforts are focused on students and include serving on his district’s Academic Advisory Committee, co-captaining an elementary All Pro Dad chapter, and coaching youth baseball.
08 Jun 2021
Student Safety | 3 min read

Cause for Concern: Child Exploitation on the Rise

In 2020, the National Center for Exploited & Missing Children (NCM...

10 May 2021
Student Mental Health | 3 min read

Mental Health Awareness Month: You Are Not Alone

It was my sophomore year of high school. The district had transitioned...

23 Apr 2021

Student Wellness: Dealing With Selfies and Explicit Content

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted education in many ways. One trend G...

23 Mar 2021
Student Safety | 2 min read

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

During the pandemic, Gaggle has observed some concerning student safet...

26 Feb 2021

Observing Self-Injury Awareness Day

Monday, March 1 is Self-Injury Awareness Day—an annual day of observan...

09 Feb 2021
Student Mental Health | 2 min read

The 20–21 School Year: How Are Students Doing So Far?

We recently released a report detailing the alarming increases in stud...

18 Dec 2020
Student Mental Health | 2 min read

Can Winter Break Still Be Wonderful This Year?

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams has always...

19 Nov 2020
Student Safety | 2 min read

How AUPs Safeguard Students and Schools

School districts have an obligation to keep students safe in both the ...

20 Oct 2020
Student Safety | 2 min read

Are Elementary Students Safe Online?

With all of the efforts to drive mental health awareness—including the...

28 Sep 2020
Gaggle | 1 min read

Expanded Gaggle Coverage of Microsoft Teams

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