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Implementing Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines

Professor Dewey Cornell, director of the Youth Violence project at the University of Virginia, spoke with Lightspeed Systems clients and prospects about the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG). School threat assessment is a violence prevention strategy that seeks to

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5 Key Steps to Ensuring an Effective Alert Response Protocol

As many districts distributed mobile learning devices to facilitate distance learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic, school faculty, mental health experts, and even parents began to observe heightened stress and anxiety levels among students experiencing isolation from their teachers and

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Fingers on the Pulse of Student Emotional Health: New Benefits of Online Learning Safety Systems

As schools closed last spring and students turned to remote learning options, educators, psychologists, and experts in student health and wellness began to express concern that the lack of in-person, face-to-face interaction with teachers and peers would lead to an

As Students Return to Campus, the Need for Effective Online Filtering Isn’t Going Away

Governments, school leaders, and health authorities continue to make inroads in dealing with the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, and even as more and more students begin to return to the in-person classroom, one thing has become crystal clear: Schools will need

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Warning Signs of Dangerous Student Online Behavior: Early Detection and Implementing an Alert System for Your District

The data paints a startling picture: More than 3,000 U.S. K-12 students attempt suicide on average every day Rates of student suicide ideation and suicide attempts have nearly doubled in the last 12 years 21% of students report being bullied

How to Make Remote Learning Easier, Less Stressful, and Less Risky

As students return to the classroom this fall – either virtually or in a hybrid environment combining in-person and remote learning — teachers and administrators have grappled with the challenges of adapting lessons, units, instructional delivery, teacher/student/parent communication, and basic “classroom” organization to the recommendations of health

Three Tips for Successfully Managing Android Devices

As we talk with many of our partners in education adapting to distance learning, we understand that a top challenge is providing enough devices to meet the demands for your students – a demand that’s also impacting manufacturers of top K12 devices. Due to a backlog in orders

Why Shawnee Mission Schools Chose Lightspeed Systems For Virtual Learning

Like many districts and schools this summer, Kansas-based Shawnee Mission School District is making back to school plans and gearing up for the possibility of continued virtual learning. To prepare for their new normal, Shawnee Mission is adjusting their district calendar for

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Three More Reasons to Turn on Lightspeed Alert™ School Safety Monitoring

If you’re using Lightspeed Filter™, you already have Lightspeed Alert – a complete student monitoring platform that can help increase your school safety! If you aren’t using it today, you probably don’t know about: Students contemplating suicide (suicide rates are on

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Student Safety & Mental Health During Coronavirus

The pandemic and social distancing has been difficult and stressful for everyone – but the impact on students is enormous. As schools have shifted to remote learning to continue education through building closures, so many critical aspects of students’ lives