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Milsom, Amy – NASSP Bulletin, 2002
This article discusses the role of educators in suicide prevention. First, the incidence of adolescent suicide in the United States is discussed. Next, case laws related to suicide in educational settings are reviewed. Court rulings indicate that educators can be found negligent in cases involving suicide only if the court finds that they owed a…
Descriptors: Prevention, Teacher Role, Suicide, Principals
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Knoff, Howard M. – NASSP Bulletin, 1984
Suggests a comprehensive problem-solving model that addresses discipline from a preventative perspective. Model provides guidelines for problem identification, methods of problem analysis, intervention techniques, and evaluation of discipline intervention. (JW)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems
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Eastwold, Paul – NASSP Bulletin, 1989
Examines truancy characteristics, effective attendance policies, and workable attendance enforcement and remediation programs. One school district threatens habitual truants' parents with court action leading to fines and jail sentences. A worthy goal is encouraging both students and parents to take compulsory education statutes seriously. (MLH)
Descriptors: Attendance, Compulsory Education, Prevention, Secondary Education
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Adami, Randolph; Norton, Margret – NASSP Bulletin, 1996
Deploring the prevalence of intimidating behavior at a new Texas middle school, assistant principals acted to suppress all gang activity and enforce a dress code and hallway discipline. With immediate problems under control, they intervened to reduce student anonymity, inform teachers via e-mail about unusual activities, and involve students in…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Crisis Intervention, Discipline, Dress Codes
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Mathers, Kent – NASSP Bulletin, 1996
A high school principal describes the day of the terrorist attack on the federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After meeting with assistant principals and the school nurse to make plans for dealing with possible repercussions, he told students what had happened, monitored TV broadcasts, evacuated the building during bomb scares, and…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Planning, Prevention
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Burke, Ethelda; Herbert, Don – NASSP Bulletin, 1996
Describes a Tacoma (Washington) high school's efforts to adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward fighting. An aggressive communication campaign was used to familiarize parents and students with the new policy. Numbers of violent incidents decreased during the past three years. Two parents who formally challenged the school's expulsion policy lost in…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Expulsion, High Schools, Prevention
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Brady, Sarah – NASSP Bulletin, 1993
The chair of the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence explains the center's STAR (Straight Talk about Risks) program, a pre-K-12 curriculum designed to teach children how to reduce their chances of being victimized by gun violence. Students rehearse behaviors that may one day be life saving, such as resisting peer pressure and recognizing and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Guns, Prevention, School Safety
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Haynes, Norris M. – NASSP Bulletin, 1993
Early sexual activity is seen in youngsters who exhibit school behavior problems. As one middle-school prevention program shows, adolescent parenthood can be prevented through careful, thoughtful, and developmentally appropriate strategies. The program's focus-group approach emphasized equal male-female responsibility and discussion of life goals…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, Developmental Programs, Early Parenthood
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Fibkins, William L. – NASSP Bulletin, 1993
Neither health education nor suspension appears to help tobacco-addicted students cut back or stop smoking completely. This article describes a Long Island high school's efforts to help 27 (volunteer) students develop their own smoke-cessation program. Most participants, who had begun smoking in middle school, reduced their tobacco dependency, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Health Education, Prevention, Program Implementation
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Nicholson, Bruce – NASSP Bulletin, 1993
Describes various health care initiatives at British Columbia secondary school, including substance-abuse-prevention program staffed by prevention counselor who "hangs out" with 25-75 adolescents daily; a peer counseling program called SHOUT (Students Helping Others Understand Troubles), an alternative education approach for students…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Health Services, Peer Counseling
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Kellmayer, John – NASSP Bulletin, 1995
Chronically disruptive students are often funneled into "watered-down" alternative schools that warehouse rather than educate them. The Atlantic County (New Jersey) Alternative High School is a successful college-based program that expects referred students to fulfill normal academic requirements while taking tuition-free college…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, College School Cooperation, High School Students, High Schools
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Souza, Lester M. – NASSP Bulletin, 1990
A 1985 Hawaii regulation requires that students participating in athletics must have a 2.0 grade point average and pass all courses required for graduation at the end of each grading period. The PASS program at Kahuku High School was developed to keep student athletes from being academically disqualified and to help underachievers regain their…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Athletics, Eligibility, Extracurricular Activities
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Layne, Donald J.; Grossnickle, Donald R. – NASSP Bulletin, 1989
Describes Operation Snowball, an extensively used prevention model that emerged in response to drug abuse problems in school and society. Designed to engender positive student attitudes, this program combats alienation and attendant substance abuse through a process emphasizing information, education, alternatives to drugs, and environmental…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Intervention, Peer Influence
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Morton, John – NASSP Bulletin, 1989
For some youth, schools provide more structure and stability than any other source. Project Pioneer, a pilot project at a Wichita (Kansas) high school, helps create a support base for high risk youths entering high school. Success depends on extensive staff training and close counseling for potential dropouts. (MLH)
Descriptors: Alienation, Dropout Programs, High Risk Students, Prevention
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Nicholas, Clarence L. – NASSP Bulletin, 1985
Describes a method for controlling minor incidents of disruptive behavior and failure to prepare for class. (MCG)
Descriptors: Classification, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Discipline Policy
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