Safety and Security Takes a Major Place in the AASA Conference’s Exhibit Hall in San Diego
The number of students thinking about harming themselves or having suicidal thoughts was 52,491 out of 146,000 items uncovered by Gaggle during 2018-19 school year, according to company flyer distributed in the AASA national conference’s exhibit hall.
Fighting Fake News Takes on New Importance for School Districts
In an age where social media has amplified every voice, fake news is a newfound phenomenon that often drowns out the facts and can bring chaos to a community. The AASA conference session on Saturday morning titled “Making Your District Message Real in the Fake News Age” offered superintendents guidance on building credibility in the […]
Conscious Efforts Needed to Support LGBT Students, GLSEN Director Says
New Jersey passed legislation this month mandating boards of education ensure their curriculum and instructional material include an accurate portrayal of the social, economic and political contributions made by LGBT people and individuals with disabilities. The bill was proposed by GLSEN, a national LGBT advocacy organization that works with students and educators at the local, state […]
Virginia Beach Leader Uses Local Panel to Bolster Its Schools’ Security
On the one-year anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., superintendents gathered at an AASA conference session Thursday morning on “Rethinking School Safety and Successfully Leveraging Community Experts for Change.”
VIDEO: School Safety and Security (1:59)
Nearly 20 companies in the AASA conference’s exhibit hall are promoting services and tools for addressing school security and student and staff safety.