Entries by safesound

In The News: Schools Are Open, but Many Families Remain Hesitant to Return

You’ve heard of vaccine hesitancy. Now experts are coining the term “school hesitancy” to describe students and families hesitant to return to in-person learning despite their schools being open. While there are different reasons behind school hesitancy, some see it as an educational and social crisis that will have a lasting impact through the school […]

In The News: ‘Radiating Love And Positivity’ While Teaching In The Pandemic

It’s Teacher Appreciation Day, and today our educators deserve more recognition than ever before. It’s been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic. In this comic series, NPR illustrates one teacher’s powerful story of dedication through crisis. Shameem Patel, a second-grade […]

In The News: Is it legal to require a COVID-19 vaccine for colleges and schools?

Now that every American 16 and older is eligible to get vaccinated, colleges and universities are announcing vaccine requirements for students to attend in-person learning this Fall. Is that legal? Will we see similar mandates in elementary and high schools? This article explains more. Colleges and universities across the country are starting to require students […]

Know the Facts: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

Did you know April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)? Observed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, school communities, survivors, allies, and many others, this national campaign is an opportunity to address the issue of sexual assault, while educating, raising awareness, and empowering others to take a stand against sexual violence. This SAAM, we […]

In The News: School nurses greatly expand role with Covid-19 vaccinations

From contact tracing to diagnosing signs of anxiety in students, school nurses have taken on much more during the pandemic. Now, lawmakers in states like Texas and North Carolina are proposing legislation that requires more districts to employ full-time nurses in schools. This article details school nurses’ integral role in fighting COVID-19 and keeping our […]