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Helena (Mont.) School District Superintendent Bruce Messinger discusses the revisions of the district’s sex education curriculum during a school board meeting last September. Helena school officials changed the most controversial aspects of their proposed sex education policy following parental criticism—making sure that abstinence-based teachings top the program. Tough New Issues Refocus Health Education Technology spurs the need for new or revised curricula in schools. rom DAting violence to sexting and social networking, districts are struggling to address a number of sensitive and relatively new health education issues that are aggravated by students’ increasing access to computers, cell phones and other digital devices. Through new or revised curricula, administrators are attempting to deal with these and other issues. Their efforts sometimes become contentious when parents object to language or materials used in a curriculum and even threaten lawsuits to force changes. malcolm goldsmith, executive director of the American Association for Health education, says technology represents the www.DistrictAdministration.com f By AlAn Dessoff latest significant change in health education, which grew out of the “hygiene movement” 50 years ago, when “there was a lot of emphasis on taking care of your body.” in the 1980s and ’90s, while dedicated health teachers continued to instruct students on nutrition and personal health, there also was an increasing focus on drug education and the beginning of sex education. in the last 10 years, goldsmith continues, the focus has been on health problems linked to the six critical types of adolescent health behavior identified by the U.s. centers for Disease control and Prevention— alcohol and drug use, injury and violence, tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity and sexual risk behaviors. today, he says, suicide and mental health problems are growing, often stimulated by technology’s impact. “cyberbullying and sexting can’t happen without technology,” says susan Wooley, who just retired at the end of 2010 as executive director of the American school Health Association. “i don’t think they existed 10 years ago and they were not big issues even five years ago, but they are now. The kids know more about them than the educators do, and the educators are trying to catch up.” Wooley says parents as well as school districts need to take a stronger role in addressing the issues their children face. in addition to talking about the issues with their children, they should take action January 2011 71 http://www.DistrictAdministration.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of District Administration - January 2011

District Administration - January 2011
Contents
From the Editor
Letters
News Update
Administrator Profile
District Profile
Conversations
Crisis Response
Going Mobile
Online Edge
Professional Opinion
K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions
Product Focus
What’s the Value in Value-Added?
The Politicization of Bullying
Holding On to Parent Voices
Tough New Issues Refocus Health Education
New Products
Books

District Administration - January 2011

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District Administration - January 2011 - District Administration - January 2011 (Page 1)
District Administration - January 2011 - Contents (Page 2)
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District Administration - January 2011 - Contents (Page 4)
District Administration - January 2011 - Contents (Page 5)
District Administration - January 2011 - Contents (Page 6)
District Administration - January 2011 - Contents (Page 7)
District Administration - January 2011 - From the Editor (Page 8)
District Administration - January 2011 - From the Editor (Page 9)
District Administration - January 2011 - Letters (Page 10)
District Administration - January 2011 - News Update (Page 11)
District Administration - January 2011 - News Update (Page 12)
District Administration - January 2011 - News Update (Page 13)
District Administration - January 2011 - News Update (Page 14)
District Administration - January 2011 - News Update (Page 15)
District Administration - January 2011 - News Update (Page 16)
District Administration - January 2011 - Administrator Profile (Page 17)
District Administration - January 2011 - District Profile (Page 18)
District Administration - January 2011 - District Profile (Page 19)
District Administration - January 2011 - Conversations (Page 20)
District Administration - January 2011 - Conversations (Page 21)
District Administration - January 2011 - Conversations (Page 22)
District Administration - January 2011 - Conversations (Page 23)
District Administration - January 2011 - Crisis Response (Page 24)
District Administration - January 2011 - Crisis Response (Page 25)
District Administration - January 2011 - Going Mobile (Page 26)
District Administration - January 2011 - Going Mobile (Page 27)
District Administration - January 2011 - Online Edge (Page 28)
District Administration - January 2011 - Online Edge (Page 29)
District Administration - January 2011 - Professional Opinion (Page 30)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D1)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D2)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D3)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D4)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D5)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D6)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D7)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D8)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D9)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D10)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D11)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D12)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D13)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D14)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D15)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D16)
District Administration - January 2011 - Product Focus (Page 47)
District Administration - January 2011 - What’s the Value in Value-Added? (Page 48)
District Administration - January 2011 - What’s the Value in Value-Added? (Page 49)
District Administration - January 2011 - What’s the Value in Value-Added? (Page 50)
District Administration - January 2011 - What’s the Value in Value-Added? (Page 51)
District Administration - January 2011 - What’s the Value in Value-Added? (Page 52)
District Administration - January 2011 - What’s the Value in Value-Added? (Page 53)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 54)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 55)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 56)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 57)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 58)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 59)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 60)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 61)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 62)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 63)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 64)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 65)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 66)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 67)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 68)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 69)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 70)
District Administration - January 2011 - Tough New Issues Refocus Health Education (Page 71)
District Administration - January 2011 - Tough New Issues Refocus Health Education (Page 72)
District Administration - January 2011 - Tough New Issues Refocus Health Education (Page 73)
District Administration - January 2011 - Tough New Issues Refocus Health Education (Page 74)
District Administration - January 2011 - New Products (Page 75)
District Administration - January 2011 - Books (Page 76)
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