In tough times, I frequently find myself turning to this quote from Ovid, “Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” As principals, you undoubtedly are facing some of the greatest professional challenges of your careers. In the midst of this global pandemic, you are working fervently to deliver the best education you possibly can while doing your best to protect the health and well-being of your faculty, staff, students, and families. (more…)
Guest post by Robert Suman
In a suburban school district 20 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, school leaders in the Norwin School District took a proactive stance against one of the fastest-growing epidemics to sweep the country—opioid addiction.
In the last calendar year alone, Norwin has lost five recent graduates to this quiet killer and elected to pursue and implement a program to educate its student body. Norwin personnel have come to realize that no one is immune to this epidemic, regardless of age, race, gender, or socio-economic status. We can take two courses of action—be proactive or be reactive. With a drug problem that is trending quickly in the wrong direction, we have elected to be proactive and take an active role in educating our students. (more…)