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Playground Surface Impact Testing

By Sylvia B. Deye, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP & Theresa Kreider, Ed.D., CPSI
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Evaluating whether the type of surfacing material and the head impact attenuation of those fall surfacing materials were adequately safe for the height and type of playground equipment used is…

Hiring & Training Practices for Paraeducators

By Theresa Kreider, Ed.D., CPSI
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According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there were approximately 1.3 million paraeducators employed nationwide in 2020. Depending on the state and school district in which they…

The Use of Restraints in Educational Settings

By Theresa Kreider, Ed.D., CPSI
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The use of restraints in an educational setting is considered a late-stage intervention, typically reserved for incidents where students have failed to respond to earlier de-escalation techniques and…