School Injuries

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Finding the right school for your child is always difficult. A parent must reconcile a great many disparate elements in determining the right fit. A quality education is the foremost goal for most parents, but having a school with the right cultural sensitivities (and for the right price) is also…

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Relying on the criminal courts for justice can be a tricky proposition, as evidenced by the fallout of a judge dismissing charges against a Teacher’s Assistant for excessive discipline of a special needs student on June 20th, 2018. According to eyewitnesses, the Teacher’s Assistant slammed the student’s arm on a…

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With school back in session, more and more institutions are recommending school insurance, from preschool all the way up to college. The premise of school insurance is simple; if your child is injured on school property, or on a school field trip or at a school athletic event, the insurance…

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Millions of American children take part in sports, whether it be pickup games at the park, Little League, or school teams. Sports can be a great opportunity for a young person to learn social skills as well as get exercise. Children who participate in sports develop self-discipline as well as…

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The number of alcohol-related deaths and injuries at fraternity parties over the last decade has attracted national attention to bad practices that have long dominated this aspect of campus life. Though not as publicized as incidents elsewhere, the 2013 death of a Baruch University freshman showed New Yorkers just how…

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Bullying has become an epidemic in American schools. Every day, hundreds of thousands of students are subjected to humiliating experiences by their classmates or, in some cases, by teachers and administrators. Though steps are being taken nationwide to address this issue, many school districts and individual schools are woefully behind…

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Student Insurance Plans for elementary through high school age students are not an entirely new invention, but the fact some school districts are starting to act as a go-between for these insurance companies is new. There has been no widespread attempt to determine just how common it has become for…

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A number of schools across the country opted to close for the day to celebrate the August 21st, 2017 eclipse. Celebrating the eclipse is wonderful, but schools were likely motivated as much by safety as by science. For larger school districts, having responsibility for thousands of children during a dangerous…

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Sometimes it seems you cannot watch the news for more than a week without seeing another story about a teacher having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Parents can no longer send their children off to school without worrying that educators could be predators. It was always difficult raising teenagers…

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Schools are responsible for the safety of the children who attend. Many parents expect there is some degree of danger to certain activities, such as Physical Education, where bruises and scrapes are common. Extracurricular activities, such as sports and even drama, can carry some risk of injury. But most parents…

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