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New 2019 PDK Intl poll

The annual PDK International poll of the public's attitudes toward public schools gives policymakers a valuable tool: Reliable data on teachers, one of the most critical parts of the education equation. The question is, how should this tool now be used?

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Show Your Pride in Public Schools

Is your school #PublicSchoolProud? Did you know that there are more than 3.2 million teachers, 90,000 principals and 50.7 million public school students? Download or contact LFA to purchase our new #PublicSchoolProud 11 x 18" poster to display in your school or office and share a photo on Twitter using #PublicSchoolProud.

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Principals Address Gun Violence

Founded in April 2019, the NASSP Principal Recovery Network is a national network of current and former school leaders who have experienced gun violence tragedies in their buildings. Together, the PRN seeks to assist principals in the immediate aftermath of a crisis and well beyond.

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IT Crisis Preparedness

Hurricanes, wildfires, tornados and other natural disasters have recently impacted schools and communities, and these show the need for every district to have a preparedness plan that specifically addresses school building infrastructures and preserve system-wide networks. CoSN has a new guide that helps districts strategize to shut down and start up critical IT services.  

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School Counselor Ratios

The American School Counselor Association recently analyzed student-to-school counselor ratios by state based on new data.  The national average is 455-to-1, an improvement over last year but still higher than ASCA's recommended ratio of 250-to-1. (photo of Katherine Pastor, former school counselor of the year, by Arizona Education News Service).

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