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School & District Management K-12 Essentials Forum Effective Communication for School Leaders: A Forum
Join us for an afternoon of discussions on how school and district leaders can motivate staff, make the most of social media, and more.
October 13, 2022
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School & District Management How District Leaders Can Make Social Media Work for Them
Two school district leaders with impressive followings share best practices for using social media.
Marina Whiteleather, September 26, 2022
3 min read
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Classroom Technology Big Numbers of Teens Are on TikTok 'Almost Constantly.' What Should Teachers Do?
A Pew Research Center report confirms what most middle and high school teachers already know: Teens are spending way too much time online.
Alyson Klein, August 10, 2022
3 min read
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Classroom Technology Teachers Demand Answers From Social Media Companies: ‘What’s It Going to Do to Our Kids?'
Social media companies must address platforms' impact on kids' mental health and data privacy, educators say.
Alyson Klein, July 14, 2022
4 min read
Photograph of teenage boy with smartphone.
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Student Well-Being Yubo and Other Social Apps Popular With Kids: Facts and Cautions for Educators
The Uvalde shooter used Yubo, an app nicknamed "Tinder for teens," to threaten other kids.
Alyson Klein, June 6, 2022
2 min read
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Student Well-Being The Uvalde Shooter Posted Threats on Yubo. What to Know About the App and Others Like It
Disturbing online interactions highlight the need for adults to support young people who encounter abuse on social media.
Alyson Klein, June 2, 2022
7 min read
Student Well-Being Video Fighting for Food With a Video Campaign
Feeling unheard, parents launched a video campaign to build support for their advocacy efforts around school lunches.
Kaylee Domzalski, April 28, 2022
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Illustration of girl with large magnifying glass over phone with fake news.
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Teaching Opinion Students (and Many Adults) Can't Tell Fact From Fiction Online. Here's How to Help
Most students are never taught how to evaluate information online—and many others get outdated advice.
Sarah McGrew, April 28, 2022
4 min read
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Families & the Community Everyone Vented on Social Media About Schools in the Pandemic
Was any of it productive?
Ariel Gans, April 13, 2022
5 min read
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Social Studies Opinion TikTok Is Feeding My Students Fake News About Ukraine. How Can Truth Win?
My students aren’t the first generation to be fooled by war propaganda, writes a history teacher. Here’s what we can learn from history.
Christopher L. Doyle, March 16, 2022
4 min read
Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses with books that have been the subject of complaints from parents in recent weeks on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Salt Lake City.
Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake City, shows books that have been the subject of complaints from parents this school year.
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Curriculum How Social Media Is Shaping Book Ban Debates
Social media utilized to fight against censorship or help those trying to remove books from school libraries.
Alyson Klein, March 14, 2022
3 min read
Conceptual image of trying to discern "fake" from "fact" related to the Ukranian and Russian conflict.
Conceptual image of trying to discern "fake" from "fact" related to the Ukranian and Russian conflict.
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Curriculum Q&A Fake News and the War in Ukraine: What Educators Need to Know
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought with it a deluge of disinformation and misinformation.
Arianna Prothero, March 11, 2022
8 min read
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Curriculum Download What’s Fake on Social Media? 5 Questions for Teachers and Students to Ask
Teaching students how to spot fake news is becoming increasingly important, especially during the Russia-Ukraine war.
Arianna Prothero, March 11, 2022
1 min read
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School Climate & Safety Opinion Students Are Uncomfortable Sharing Their Politics Today. Here's Why
High school students from Next Generation Politics, a civic learning and discussion initiative, reflect on free expression in school.
Rick Hess, March 3, 2022
5 min read