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What SROs (and everyone else) need to understand about youth

On Board Online • October 13, 2014

By Linda Bakst
Deputy Director of Policy Services

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
(518) 783-3723
     
Contact:  Jerry Gretzinger, SUNY Poly
(518) 956-7359

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).


“Governor Andrew Cuomo’s leadership continues to catalyze the rapid growth of New York State’s nanotechnology sector, resulting in powerful educational opportunities, such as those that stem from the ‘Be the Change for Kids’ Innovation Awards, that can directly meet the needs of New York’s innovation economy,” said SUNY Poly CEO and Officer in Charge Dr. Alain Kaloyeros. “We are once again delighted to partner with the New York State School Boards Association, and we congratulate this year’s honorees for their exciting, science-based programs and steadfast commitment to providing their students with the critical skills that are necessary for accessing high-tech opportunities across New York.”

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