District Administration April 2018 - 1

FirstTake
Recommended
Reading
Greetings. As I wrote
this column, the
courageous high school
students in Parkland,
Florida, were returning
to their classes. Also
today, as it happened,
JD Solomon
the middle school just Editorial Director
down the street from
my home was evacuated in response to
a bomb threat. That occurred exactly
one week after the very same school
conducted a lockdown due to an
unspecified threat on social media.
With families across the nation on
edge about school safety, district leaders
are taking fresh looks at emergency
preparedness plans. Last October, DA
ran a story examining ways districts can
practice for worst-case scenarios without
unduly traumatizing students, families
and staff. DAmag.me/drill
In this edition, we look at a related
issue: how to provide appropriate socialemotional PD and support to teachers
who must cope with the horrifying
idea that, during an otherwise-normal
day, they suddenly could be thrust into
the role of bodyguard or medic. While
districts generally do a good job of
training teachers for a crisis, more work
may be needed to help them cope with
the trauma of even thinking about the
aftermath. See our story on page 19.
And elsewhere...
Teachers are wondering if their
classrooms are properly equipped, if
they would recognize a dangerous
student, and most of all, if they are
prepared to jump in front of a bullet.
From The New York Times, "School
Shootings Put Teachers in New Role as
Human Shields." DAmag.me/newrole
Until next time,

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Eye Openers
"It's mind-blowing that while [the
Parkland students] are still in the first
days of dealing with trauma, anger, grief,
they're putting it toward really careful and
thoughtful political and civic action
-it's just amazing."
- Meira Levinson, a Harvard Graduate School of Education professor,
in "The Parkland Students Aren't Going Away."
The Atlantic, DAmag.me/parkland

Percentage of students
from 2016 to 2017
who used marijuana:

Percentage of students from 2016 to 2017
who thought people risk harming themselves
if they smoke marijuana occasionally:

Grade 8

Grade 12

Grade 8

Grade 12

2016: 9.4

2016: 35.6

2016: 36.8

2016: 17.1

2017: 10.1

2017: 37.1

2017: 34.0

2017: 14.1

Source: Monitoring the Future, DAmag.me/mtf

Global Ed News
For rent

GERMANY-For many German
children, seeing a male teacher
during the first four years of
school is rare. The "Rent a Teacherman" program aims to solve
this issue and diversify education by providing male teachers
to schools that do not have any.
As Germany is currently facing a
general teacher shortage, incentives are being offered to men to
take up the profession and serve
as male role models.

DAmag.me/gmy

Designer dress code

JAPAN-A public
elementary school in
Tokyo's Ginza district
has adopted new
school uniforms created by fashion designer
Armani, triggering
protests from parents
and debates among lawmakers. Some insist
the $730 outfi ts-which include a hat and
bag-are too expensive. Education Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi says efforts will be
made to reduce the burden on parents. And
the school's principal said: "I made the decision thinking of the school's future. I will
humbly accept criticisms that there was not
enough explanation."

DAmag.me/jpn

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