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Superintendents’ love-hate relationship with social media: How to navigate it

“If you’re not utilizing social media to communicate to your parents or your audience, then you’re missing the boat in 2023,” says one superintendent, asserting that the rewards of doing so far outweigh the problems.

How this superintendent uses social media to establish credibility

“The idea that people need to keep in mind is when people don’t know what you do as a superintendent, they make up what you do as a superintendent,” says Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Wisconsin.

3 things students want you to know about their technology use

Cell phones may be seen as a distraction in the classroom, but for students it's a form of connection that could help with learning engagement, according to a recent study from The Social Institute.

Mental health crisis: Why Seattle schools are suing 4 social media giants

They are demanding action from TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook—the social media giants they see as key culprits in the rampant mental health crisis affecting today's youth.

Student privacy: Are photos in school Facebook posts putting it at risk?

While many schools may be posting photos to Facebook to connect with their communities and display student achievements and other uplifting news, the analysis also pointed to some unsettling, if unintended, consequences.

Social media in school: Why it doesn’t have to be a nuisance

Instead of trying to shield students from social media in schools, district leaders should leverage the technology to drive engagement in STEAM, educators say.

Here are 1 million ways teachers are having serious fun on TikTok

TikTok teachers are showing off their video production skills as they connect with students and exchange ideas with colleagues.

Online threats are closing schools every day. So how do we stop them?

The threats are hitting K-12 networks every day and are now the main culprit in closures after several years of COVID shutdowns.

6 tweets of the week: Tips on tackling the biggest issues in education

There are no signs that diversity and censorship will fall off the list of biggest issues in K-12, and they are front and center on #edchat.

Do the pros of banning cellphones in school outweigh the cons?

Administrators should expect pushback and concerns about school climate when restricting students' use of cell phones.

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