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"It was tested on almost 600 kids in a desegregated Indianapolis middle school where there are a lot of aggressive kids," Bosworth says. "Those who used the computer were more aware of their own coping strategies and violence presentation. They also showed a decrease in the belief that violence was a way to solve problems" (quoted in Singer at p. 41).
Peacemakers Program. Violence Prevention for Students in Grades Four through Eight. This program uses role-playing to forge problem-solving, anger management and conflict resolution skills. Fifteen lessons are designed to be taught by teachers and counselors, and there is a computer games component starring an alien in a scenario based on the film it's a Wonderful Life. Unlike similar programs, says Jeremy Shapiro, vice-president of research for Applewood Centers, a non-profit, child-serving agency in northeastern Ohio, Peacemakers "does not assume kids want to learn these skills." Program testing showed a….

School Culture on School Safety
Many studies have een done on safety in schools. Likewise, many studies have een done on the culture of various schools. Unfortunately, there has not een significant research on a link etween the two. This is not to say that these kinds of studies have not een done, ut rather that there has not een enough of them. Many of the studies that have een performed in this area show that there is a definite link etween the type of culture that a school has and what kind of safety the occupants of the school can expect. As with any research, there are critics of this opinion, and there are studies that would appear to indicate that there is no link etween the two.

It is in the spirit of deate and discovery that this study has een undertaken. Children are the future of this planet,….

Public School Safety; SandyHook Case Analysis
Following the 'Sandy Hook School Incident', several different procedures and practices have been adopted by public schools in order to promote student and staff safety. Principals of public schools were questioned, in the School Survey on Crime and Safety, concerning the adoption of procedures and measures for protection and safety in their schools. Some practices such as like locked or guarded gates and doors are intended to limit or control access to the school campus. Others, such as use of security cameras, metal detectors, and restricted use of social networking while on site, are intended to assist in monitoring and restricting students' and visitors' behavior while on campus (U.S. Department of Education, 2014).

Objective of Paper

The risk of gun violence is no longer only an alarming security concern and/or only typical of urban schools. Many feel that it is a potential risk as well for small….

School Lockdown Plan
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Lockdowns in a School Setting Part I
Three things I like about my school district’s lockdown plan are that: 1) it is direct and does not use codes, 2) there are two types of lockdown alerts—one for warning and one for intruders, and 3) there are special lockdown considerations in case the alert occurs between periods, during the lunch hour, during the pre-school hours or during the post-school hours.
Three things that I would suggest be changed about the lockdown plan are: 1) there is no warning as to where the intruder is. A communication strategy should be developed that gives teachers a heads up on where the intruder was last cited. Cameras would help to validate this information. 2) The lockdown plan does not include a process for isolating the dangerous incident or removing students and teachers from the threat on campus. 3) Teachers are told to prepare a list of missing….

Safety Signs
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Safety Signs
A Literacy Portfolio

Interests

Initial Conversations

Point of Inquiry

Informal Assessment

Six Contact Session Plans

Four Modifications and Analysis

Two Artifacts Demonstrating Reading and Writing

Final Evaluation

Douglas Turner is a fifteen-year-old boy with a severe stutter who suffers from ADHD and ADD. He is currently placed in special education. His family consists of a mother, aged 42, and a father, aged 47. They are African-American. Douglas and his family live in a two-bedroom apartment. Douglas' father works as a sales associate for a Jewlry company and the mother is a homemaker.

Interests

Douglas' current interests include Anime, he likes watching "Attack on Titan," music, he listens to a variety of pop and hip-hop artists, and baseball. Douglas mentioned he like being active and many of his interests revolve around focusing on many different things all the time so he keeps from getting bored. Douglas also enjoys making hand signals when he plays baseball in the outfield. Douglas refrains from….

Several areas, if poorly designed, can lead to violent and criminal behavior, including parking lots, isolated spots on campus, locker rooms, and corridors. Often, violent behavior occurs in these areas when adults are not present (Astor, Meyer, and Behre, 1999, p. 3). Designing schools with more open areas, more planned classrooms, and a more defined perimeter can create a safer, less violent campus by creating a more functional and enjoyable educational experience. Thus, older, poorly designed schools often attract more violent behavior.
Location can also be a risk factor in certain schools, although that is not always the case. Another researcher notes, "Some urban schools are located [...] in slum neighborhoods where drug sellers routinely kill one another, as well as innocent bystanders, on the streets surrounding the school" (Toby, 1994, p.169). Children growing up in violence prone neighborhoods such as these may simply accept violence as a way of….

School Change Projects
A New Kind of PTA

Sometimes the most effective changes in a system come about through the simplest changes. Perhaps a better way to phrase this same idea is that sometimes the most effective changes in a system comes at the most basic level. This is the kind of change that I propose for my district, although it is not the same kind of back-to-basics plan that is still sweeping across the American educational landscape.

This suggestion does not touch on the issue of how basic the curriculum should be, although curricular reform is (of course) one of the central questions for every educational professional since the passage of the federal No Child Left Behind act. ather, the changes that I would like to see instituted in my district are a greater participation of parents and other family members in the students' educational lives. This is a simple idea that….

Below are the results of the survey:
1. Inadequate number of student spaces - 28,800 (64%)

2. Too many faculty spaces not being used - 7,650 (17%)

3. Inadequate attempts to keep students without decals from occupying spaces - 6,750 (15%)

4. Dim marking lines-1,800 (4%)

As you can see from the above information, a disproportionate amount of individuals attribute the parking inconvenience to simple lack of spaces. The university can easily rectify these results by renovating current parking garages to accommodate more parking, create space to develop more parking, or enhance the public transportation system on campus. Figure 3 below indicate that the latter option may be very viable in regards to cost over the long-term.

Figure 3: Effect of Potential Improvements to Public Transportation

Members of the FID community were asked about their feelings towards public transportation; individuals were able to check more than one category:

Increased perceptions of safety 4,932 (28%)

Improved cleanliness 852 (5%)

Reduced….

School ID Badges as in
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From the school staff perspective, the identification badges would be a useful instrument to recognize who is a student and who is a teacher. Additionally, somewhat related to the identification purpose, as well as to the security perspective that one parent has mentioned, the staff can easily recognize who is actually meant to be on school grounds and who isn't. If we consider the global terrorist threat, this is a highly important argument.

On the other hand, as the parent has mentioned, security and safety measures on school premises need to have a limit somewhere, otherwise we risk having a reminder of concentration camps, where number identification tags were used. As the parent has asked, where can we draw the line?

From the parents' perspective, wearing a badge may be an additional form of security and safety on school grounds, but it also may be considered a measure that will give way….

School esponse to Student Suicide: Postvention
The emotional impact on family and friends following an adolescent suicide - and the school's response to a suicide - has not been the subject of the same level of intense research as have: a) the causes of suicides; and b) programs to prevent suicides. However, there is now an emerging body of solid research on what protocol a school can put into place, to be more prepared in the unfortunate circumstance of a teen suicide. Indeed, on the subject of tragedy, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many schools and communities re-tooled their crisis/response plans for dealing with such threats. And yet, in many ways, the sudden, inexplicable death of a student can cause serious psychological ramifications to fellow students on a part with the shockwaves following an attack by terrorists. And hence, this paper analyzes literature that is….

They predict age and gender variations relate to bullying concerns. Of the 25 cartoons implemented in the study, two depict characters with different shades of skin color where skin color appeared to be an issue. One cartoon relating to sexual orientation was not used in several countries. Smith et al. report Olweus to assert bullying to be characterized by the following three criteria:
1. It is aggressive behavior or intentional "harmdoing"

2. which carried out repeatedly and over time

3. In an interpersonal relationship characterized by an imbalance of power. (Smith et al., 2002, p. 1120)

In their study, Smith et al. (2002), participating researchers in the 14 countries to completed the following

1. Listed and selected bullying terms as well as social exclusion in the applicable language.

2. Used fundamental focus groups with participating children to confirm usage and extensive comprehensive of terms.

3. Using cartoons, sorted tasks to describe ways terms relating to bullying….

School Bullying Plan
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School Legal Entanglement Plan
This Legal Entanglement Plan seeks to examine the policies, programs, strategies, and practices of a particular school with respect to its moral, legal, and ethical implications. The plan is developed based on a three-step process that will help in addressing the issue that could potentially become a liability or legal entanglement if left unaddressed. The plan will help in addressing the issue since it will be communicated to appropriate stakeholders.

Step 1 – Analysis

Moral and Legal Issues in School Strategies

One of the moral, ethical or legal issue facing Carson Elementary School in West Price and could escalate into a legal entanglement is school bullying, which poses significant threats on the welfare and well-being of students. Bullying is a broad concept that involves intentional aggression, power imbalance between the perpetrator and victim, and repetitive aggressive behavior (Cornell & Limber, 2015). Carson Elementary School recognizes that preventing bullying is critical….

The last century has seen an increase in the level of international purchases which has been supported by the developments in transportation and technology. Goods can move faster than before with developments in logistics. The negotiation and forming contracts for purchase with companies and communicate with potential suppliers in distant countries is also easier than in the past with the internet and tools such as video conferencing and emails. This facilitates the use of international suppliers. However, other firms may choose local suppliers believing strategy will best suit their needs. Local suppliers may be able to provide where there is an increase in the transparency of the supply chain, less exposure to risks such as interruption and exchange rate risks and proximity may allow closer collaborative relationships to develop. Both procurement strategies are viable, to assess the advantages associated with each approach the procurement from international and local suppliers….

police protection at schools in light of the sniper attacks as well as the school shootings that have occurred over the years. The paper presents a study proposal and a critique of literature about the public's desire and willingness to support police protection being placed in elementary and middle schools on a daily basis. There were five sources used to complete this paper.
One of the things that Americans pride themselves on is the freedom that is afforded by living here. That freedom includes the refusal to become a police state or anything that represents a police state. Currently the nation is at a crossroads however, when it comes to the students in schools. For the last several years students have been shooting students, strangers have been shooting students and most recently the DC sniper has targeted students. Parents are becoming less and less sure of the school's abilities to….

Round School vs A Regular
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Students in these kinds of schools do not attend school longer, but they do not have a summer break that is longer than any of the other breaks that they take during the school year.
esearch done by McMillen (2001) indicated that there were 106 schools in the state of North Carolina that operated on the year-round school calendar for third through eighth grades during the 1997-1998 school year. McMillen (2001) then conducted an analysis of the academic achievements of these students and compared them to the academic achievements of students in the same grades that attended schools where the traditional calendar was still used.

Data for the study came from a database of statewide testing in which 95% of the public schools in the state participate. In order to determine the academic achievements of the students, McMillen (2001) looked at achievement test scores and demographic information that was collected from….

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Term Paper

Teaching

School Safety and Security Plans

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Length: 12 Pages
Type: Term Paper

"It was tested on almost 600 kids in a desegregated Indianapolis middle school where there are a lot of aggressive kids," Bosworth says. "Those who used the computer…

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Term Paper

Teaching

Impact of School Culture on School Safety

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Length: 122 Pages
Type: Term Paper

School Culture on School Safety Many studies have een done on safety in schools. Likewise, many studies have een done on the culture of various schools. Unfortunately, there has…

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Research Paper

Teaching

Sandy Hook Case on Public School Safety

Words: 3622
Length: 9 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Public School Safety; SandyHook Case Analysis Following the 'Sandy Hook School Incident', several different procedures and practices have been adopted by public schools in order to promote student and staff…

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Essay

Education

School Lockdown Plan

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Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Lockdowns in a School Setting Part I Three things I like about my school district’s lockdown plan are that: 1) it is direct and does not use codes, 2) there are…

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Teaching

Safety Signs

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Length: 5 Pages
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Safety Signs A Literacy Portfolio Interests Initial Conversations Point of Inquiry Informal Assessment Six Contact Session Plans Four Modifications and Analysis Two Artifacts Demonstrating Reading and Writing Final Evaluation Douglas Turner is a fifteen-year-old boy with a severe stutter…

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Research Proposal

Teaching

School Crime Including the Characteristics

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Length: 7 Pages
Type: Research Proposal

Several areas, if poorly designed, can lead to violent and criminal behavior, including parking lots, isolated spots on campus, locker rooms, and corridors. Often, violent behavior occurs in…

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Essay

Children

School Change Projects a New Kind of

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Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

School Change Projects A New Kind of PTA Sometimes the most effective changes in a system come about through the simplest changes. Perhaps a better way to phrase this same idea…

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Term Paper

Transportation

School Parking Hello Mr Martinez

Words: 627
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Below are the results of the survey: 1. Inadequate number of student spaces - 28,800 (64%) 2. Too many faculty spaces not being used - 7,650 (17%) 3. Inadequate attempts to…

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Term Paper

Teaching

School ID Badges as in

Words: 1177
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

From the school staff perspective, the identification badges would be a useful instrument to recognize who is a student and who is a teacher. Additionally, somewhat related to the…

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Term Paper

Death and Dying  (general)

School Response to Student Suicide

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Length: 10 Pages
Type: Term Paper

School esponse to Student Suicide: Postvention The emotional impact on family and friends following an adolescent suicide - and the school's response to a suicide - has not been the…

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Thesis

Children

School-Based Bullying Prevention Programs the

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Length: 30 Pages
Type: Thesis

They predict age and gender variations relate to bullying concerns. Of the 25 cartoons implemented in the study, two depict characters with different shades of skin color where…

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Essay

Education

School Bullying Plan

Words: 2473
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Essay

School Legal Entanglement Plan This Legal Entanglement Plan seeks to examine the policies, programs, strategies, and practices of a particular school with respect to its moral, legal, and ethical implications.…

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Dissertation

Business

School of Engineering and Design

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Length: 56 Pages
Type: Dissertation

The last century has seen an increase in the level of international purchases which has been supported by the developments in transportation and technology. Goods can move faster…

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Term Paper

Teaching

Police Protection at Schools in Light of

Words: 2061
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

police protection at schools in light of the sniper attacks as well as the school shootings that have occurred over the years. The paper presents a study proposal…

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Research Proposal

Teaching

Round School vs A Regular

Words: 10557
Length: 40 Pages
Type: Research Proposal

Students in these kinds of schools do not attend school longer, but they do not have a summer break that is longer than any of the other breaks…

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