Category Archives: Education

…on being a school social worker

This post is written for my Mesa Community College and Arizona State University social work students so that they can truly understand and appreciate the journey they have started. It is dedicated to the students of Bostrom Alternative Center (19 yrs) … Continue reading

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My Medicine Bundle

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ADHD and Medication

The following is a discussion post for my online chemical dependency class this week. It will be interesting to see if there are any students who start to moralize the issue. There are always one or two. Let me share … Continue reading

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School Tech: 6 Important Lessons From Maine’s Student Laptop Program

I believe this will become common place in our schools and the sooner the better. In 2002, the state of Maine signed a $37 million contract with Apple that provided laptops to 33,000 middle school students and 3,000 teachers. The contract … Continue reading

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Arizona State University | Scholarship Supports Students Interested In Public Service Careers

A new scholarship program offered by the University is opening up doors for students who have a passion for public service. Read the story here in the State Press.

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Racial Disparity In School Suspensions

My own experiences as a school social worker support this study but I believe it was related to the 85% minority student body. In many of the nation’s middle schools, black boys were nearly three times as likely to be … Continue reading

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