Donna Tippin

For New NEHS Advisers, Breakfast Chats Offer Ideas and Support

It’s not easy taking over as adviser of a National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) chapter, especially if you’re already teaching full time. To help some of the new advisers where I teach in Hillsborough County, FL, I started hosting breakfast chats last year to share ideas and offer support.

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NHS and NJHS Logos

NJHS and NHS Chapters Give Back

This holiday season, students from across the country are coming together to spread festive cheer through service! Get inspired by:

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Ronn Nozoe

Taking Stock of Where We’ve Been—and Where We’re Going

With the holiday season and winter break fast approaching, you as school leaders have time to reflect on where your schools have been and where they’re going. This halfway point of the school year gives you a well-deserved breather where you can take stock of your accomplishments in serving your students, teachers, and communities and […]

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Heather Gerrard

Four Strategies That Increase Student Opportunity in Advanced Courses

Advanced coursework and career and technical education (CTE) pathways provide high school students with the opportunity to learn and practice crucial college and career readiness skills while earning college credit and career certifications. According to The Education Trust, “Research shows that when students are given access to advanced coursework opportunities, they work harder and engage […]

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Brandon Ross

It Takes Everybody: Building Your School’s SEL Plan

When school buildings across South Carolina closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19, the impact went beyond academics. The class of 2020 was stripped of prom and the full celebration of graduation, and high school athletes competing in spring sports were stripped of their opportunities to shine athletically.

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Ronn Nozoe

A School That Celebrates and Honors Students’ Cultures

When Ronn Nozoe, the CEO of NASSP, and Gregg Wieczorek, NASSP President, toured Betty H. Fairfax High School in Laveen, AZ, in mid-November, it was an apt location for a school visit during Native American Heritage Month. The school enrolls a number of Native students, many from the nearby Gila River Indian Community.

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William Dallas

A Nurse in Every School: One School District’s Worthwhile Investment

At the onset of the pandemic, officials in the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 did something that turned out to be a great use of money: They hired a full-time registered nurse for all nine of our schools. Larger schools like mine—a middle school with 1,100 students—also have a certified nurse assistant.

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