Friday, April 17, 2015

Task force could develop guidelines for contact between teachers, students in Kentucky

Support is growing for creation of a task force to study policies that could prevent inappropriate relationships between teachers and students in Kentucky. A former U.S. Department of Education official who conducted a national study of 2014 media reports about inappropriate relationships found that in Kentucky, social media and text messaging was involved in 36 percent of the cases. The former official, Terry Abbott, also found that based on the media reports, Kentucky in 2014 had the second highest per-capita rate in the country of inappropriate relationships between school employees and students.

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