A crisis in adolescent mental health is forcing school districts to become more proactive in monitoring and providing services to support students in need. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among 10–19 year-old adolescents.
Listen to Dr. Joe Erardi, a recently retired superintendent from Newtown, CT, as he shares lessons learned from the December 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This session will include best proactive practices, the importance of high-level partnerships pertaining to safety, and the critical need to have K-12 social-emotional learning programming understood by all within the district.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a groundbreaking piece of legislation when it comes to looking forward to the future of education. Members of Congress talked to countless stakeholders, held thoughtful conversations and hearings, and passed a bill that gave more decision-making power to the states.
The State of Student Safety highlights key trends in harmful student behavior as revealed through the Gaggle lens. It shows the frequency of these behaviors among students nationwide, so K-12 leaders are aware of these threats and can take steps to address them.