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Blended Learning Models can Benefit Students in Juvenile Jails - Education Dive

With a 2015 survey by the Council of State Governments Justice Center showing that only 13 states provided educational services for students inside juvenile justice facilities that were comparable to services for students in regular school facilities,…

Central Florida Charter Schools Struggle to Pay for On-Campus Officers Required by New Law

Two Winter Garden charter schools planned to buy new computers this year, giving every student on their shared campus one to use. But when Crystal Yoakum, the CEO of the two affiliated schools, got a look at the numbers, she knew that dream…
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FREE Webinar: The Restorative Process - September 12 at 2:00 PM

OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) proposes to develop one webinar in collaboration with Judy Clarke, an expert in Restorative Justice. The target audience is practitioners who are interested in learning about…
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Commentary: Nurses in Schools Make Good - The Orlando Sentinel

The Tampa Bay Times wrote an editorial about a year ago saying that Pinellas County was smart to invest in more school nurses. This is a timely issue for Orange County too. It is now the ninth-largest U.S. school district, exploding with growth.…
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Developing Trauma Informed Partnerships with Schools and Other CAC Partners

 Brief Overview: This presentation will focus on how Dr. Siders with the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center worked to design and implement trauma-informed trainings for schools, law enforcement, and other community partners. An overview…
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Rise in Juvenile Sexting Spurs Calls for New Strategies - The Crime Report

Sexting, usually defined as sending sexually explicit messages or photographs by mobile phone, continues to be a prevalent behavior among young people, and even appears to be increasing, particularly among older youth, according to a study from…
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What Happens When Schoolchildren Live in Violent Neighborhoods? The Effects are Broader than Previously Known, a Study Finds - The Washington Post

Researchers have shown — and teachers know — that schoolchildren exposed to neighborhood violence can have a tougher time learning, experiencing more stress and depression than their peers growing up in safe neighborhoods. But a Johns…
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Central Florida Schools Get Millions of Dollars for Mental-Health Services After Parkland Shooting - The Orlando Sentinel

After years of “begging” the Legislature for more resources, Central Florida schools are getting millions of dollars to spend on mental health counselors and services for students this year — a result of the Parkland school shooting that…
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Orange County Approves Funding for 75 School Resource Officers - WMFE

The Orange County Commission approved funds to hire 75 new Sheriff’s deputies to be used as school resource officers. Read more.   Image courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
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FREE Webinar: Developing Trauma Informed Partnerships with Schools and Other CAC Partners - August 23rd at 12:00 PM

Brief Overview: This presentation will focus on how Dr. Siders with the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center worked to design and implement trauma-informed trainings for schools, law enforcement, and other community partners. An overview…
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Early Start Times for High School: Orange Candidates Say It's Time for Change - The Orlando Sentinel

When it comes to listening, members of the Orange County School Board can be less responsive than a corpse. Especially on starting times for high schools. For years, parents have told school officials the same thing experts have — that…
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FREE Webinar: Developing Trauma Informed Partnerships with Schools and Other CAC Partners - August 9th at 12:00 PM

Brief Overview: This presentation will focus on how Dr. Siders with the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center worked to design and implement trauma-informed trainings for schools, law enforcement, and other community partners. An overview…