November 29, 2018
"In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision."
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WHAT'S YOUR SECRET SAUCE FOR A COHESIVE BOARD DYNAMIC?
DEVELOP A BLUEPRINT FOR BUILDING BRIDGES TO SUCCESS. With a veteran panel (retired Superintendent, BOE Member, and Attorney), and a room full of practitioners, we'll have a candid discussion on the challenges and rewards of maintaining an effective leadership team. Monday, December 10th, at White Plains CSD Education House (7:15 pm - 9:30 pm) - REGISTER NOW.
NY STATE TACKLES THE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM
WITH THE STIGMA OF MENTAL HEALTH LESSENING, and the teen suicide rate increasing, NY and Virginia are taking the lead by incorporating mental health education into the classroom. The NY State legislation leaves it to the school districts to update the health curriculum and integrate wellness into every subject. There's also a need for district-wide training (and hopefully state dollars will follow).
A HAPPY PRESCHOOLER IS ONE WHO AVOIDS EXPULSION???
PRESCHOOLERS ARE 3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE EXPELLED than K-12 students. As the number of very young people with mental and behavioral health issues gets higher, there is a greater need for professional development and support services to deal with the underlying issues. It's time for a preventative approach.
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