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Lisa Railton

Lisa Railton has been writing and editing for both print and digital channels for more than a decade. Lisa's professional experience spans from education and technology to travel and apparel, engaging a variety of audiences with her words.
01 Jun 2022

Pride Month: Supporting LGBTQ Students

June is Pride Month, a time to honor the impact of LGBTQ individuals throughout history, including the pivotal Stonewall Uprising in 1969—a turning po...

By     Lisa Railton
26 May 2022

Inside Gaggle: Interview with Bob LoGalbo

Bob LoGalbo has been working in data science since before it was really known as data science. With an impressive background in the field spanning mor...

By     Lisa Railton
19 May 2022

Balancing Student Safety and Privacy

Gaggle’s mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of students and schools by leveraging people and technology. We are united with our K-12 distr...

By     Lisa Railton
28 Apr 2022

CDC Data Highlights the Pandemic’s Impact on Student Mental Health

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gaggle’s data has revealed K-12 students’ increasing struggles with suicide, self-harm, and other concerning...

By     Lisa Railton
25 Apr 2022

Inside Gaggle: Meet Our Team

Franky Belove has always been drawn to teaching. Her first job was teaching dance, where she spent time tutoring and teaching a before- and after-scho...

By     Lisa Railton
15 Apr 2022

Abuse and Assault: Awareness, Support, and Prevention

Both Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and National Child Abuse Prevention Month are observed in April, with organizations offering resources to e...

By     Lisa Railton
23 Mar 2022

Hearing Students’ Cries for Help

Located just south of Seattle, Highline Public Schools serves a richly diverse population of around 17,500 students from pre-K through the twelfth gra...

By     Lisa Railton
17 Mar 2022

Resources to Support Struggling Students

The growing crisis in adolescent mental health was deemed a national state of emergency by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of...

By     Lisa Railton
10 Mar 2022

Inside Gaggle: Interview with Rocco Gasparro

Rocco Gasparro is driven to make schools safer for students each and every day. As a Regional Sales Manager for Ohio, Missouri, and Alaska, Rocco uses...

By     Lisa Railton
03 Mar 2022

Incorporating SEL to Support Younger Students

The pandemic has placed elementary students in a unique position: Many have never experienced a “normal” school year. The last time students lived thr...

By     Lisa Railton

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