Summary: This article is a commentary about the effect of world issues on students and the need for schools to provide a nurturing culture and climate to allay our students’ fears. This article also addresses the topic of new immigrants and the reality that for them, school may no longer feel safe.
Source: Precious Crabtree, Education Week, August 9, 2017
“I realized our kids are paying significantly more attention to social media, quotes from national leaders, and news than my peers and I did as children. Shielding our kids from these potentially harmful influences might seem like the simplest solution, but as media becomes increasingly prevalent, that becomes more difficult—and I’ve seen many young people consume today’s news with just as much savvy as adults.”
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