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Ideas, news, and advice for K-12 educators and administrators to help create safe learning environments.


Patrick O'Neal

Since starting his career with Gaggle eight years ago as a safety representative, Patrick has become a champion for students, focusing on their safety and mental health awareness. He now partners with districts throughout the mid-Atlantic region to implement solutions that identify students in crisis and get them the help they need. A graduate of Illinois State University, Patrick resides in central Illinois with his wife, Erin, and their three children, Sadie, Arya, and Declan.
23 Jun 2020
Distance Learning | 2 min read

Continuity of Learning: Keeping Students on Track

There is still a lot of uncertainty regarding what school will look li...

01 Mar 2018
Archiving & Backup | 2 min read

Compliance Rules and Email Archiving: What You Need to Know

I’ve written in the past how archiving can minimize litigation costs f...

25 Jan 2018

Are There Student Safety Concerns in Your Archive?

I’ve written in the past about the reasons why you should archive emai...

27 Nov 2017
Archiving & Backup | 2 min read

What You Should Know About Social Media Archiving At Your School District

Archiving and retention laws are continually evolving at both the stat...

18 Sep 2017
Archiving & Backup | 2 min read

Should You Delete or Suspend Staff Email Accounts at Your School?

Teachers, administrators and other staff will take new jobs, retire an...

27 Jul 2017
Archiving & Backup | 1 min read

The Importance of Migrating Legacy K-12 Email Archives

Many school districts are moving their onsite legacy email archives to...

22 Jun 2017
Archiving & Backup | 2 min read

3 Email Archiving Considerations When Using More Than One Provider

Some school districts still are just starting to give their students a...

30 May 2017
Archiving & Backup | 2 min read

What the New Features in Google Vault Mean to K-12 Administrators

Some new Google Vault features likely caught the eye of K-12 technolog...

25 Apr 2017

Why You Should Backup & Archive Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive

Last month’s announcement that Vault now supports Google Drive finally...

15 Mar 2017
Archiving & Backup | 2 min read

The Problem with Free Email Archiving

While I want to spend some time talking about a handful of issues asso...

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