On Board Online • October 13, 2014
By Linda Bakst
A flyer crossed my desk inviting me to a seminar with an intriguing title: “Policing the Teen Brain.” It described a training event sponsored by the state Police Juvenile Officers Association that would provide information to help school resource officers (SROs) and local law enforcement be more effective in the school environment.
In school policy circles, the issue of school safety has always been a topic of high interest, but the tragedies at Columbine in 1999 and Newtown in 2012 brought it to another level. Many districts have increased law enforcement presence as a result. But what knowledge, attitudes and behaviors enable SROs or juvenile police officers to develop the kind of rapport with students that creates a safer school?
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|SUNY POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION PRESENT THREE SCHOOLS WITH INNOVATION AWARDS IN STATEWIDE COMPETITION|
FOR RELEASE: October 2, 2014
Contact: Al Marlin, NYSSBA
Albany, NY – Furthering Governor Andrew Cuomo’s high-tech educational paradigm as it prepares New York State’s students for opportunities in growing industries such as nanotechnology, three school districts have received “Be the Change for Kids” Innovation Awards for their novel approaches to science, technology, engineering, and math-related (STEM) programs. The competition—now in its third consecutive year—is presented by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) and SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly).
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