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Tweets of the week: Sharing words of wisdom for the new school year

Educators are encouraging each other to be courageous as the new school year gets underway in District Administration's K-12 tweets of the week.

Monitoring students online should keep them safe. Here are 7 problems

Is the purpose of tracking online activity to protect or punish students? Too often, it seems to be the latter, researchers say.

Tweets of the week show education Twitter hoping for a more normal school year

Some leaders, such as Principal Stacey Anderson of Woodland School District 50 in Illinois, are using education Twitter to give shout-outs to their new teams. 

3 superintendents to watch: Charting a new normal for education

Regularly filling in as a substitute has given Terrell ISD Superintendent Georgeanne Warnock some critical perspectives on the big picture and the small details.

Where are your stakeholders? Many want to hear from you on social media

Meeting students where they are is a modern mantra for learning. When it comes to communications, "meeting parents and families where they are" is the new rallying cry. 

Email rules! 8 things to know about leaders’ favorite ways to reach families

In a world of texts, Tweets and Snaps, it may come as a surprise to hear that good old email is still the No. 1 tool education leaders use to keep the school community informed.

Tracking threats: More students being arrested for troubling social media posts

Students are using the speed and seeming anonymity of the internet to post threats of violence against their schools and classmates, resulting in panic, lockdowns and closed building.

What’s the big reason schools are closing now that COVID is waning?

Bad weather used to be the main reason schools closed until COVID, and until social media—the latter of which is now closing classrooms far more regularly than is the pandemic.

Is your K-12 district equipped to handle bias, racist and hateful rhetoric?

Empowering students to react when incidents occur is critical to a school's success, and administrators must be proactive.

How artificial intelligence is poised to change the future of education

AI's prevalence is all around, but it is up to educators to embrace it and use intuitive technologies to fuel all students.

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