Education Consultants At Grade Success Develop Program To Prevent Campus Violence

May 21, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
New York, NY – May 21, 2008 – Grade Success, Inc ( today announced it has devised an educational program that helps High School and College staff identify students who may be at high risk for creating campus violence. The program also provides for stress management techniques and goal setting to support student behavior modification.

A National Crime Victimization Survey, compiled and maintained by the U.S. Department of Justice, shows that overall crime rates in U.S. society have fallen. Simultaneously, school-based studies reveal that many violent behaviors have increased among children and adolescents. "Indicators of School Crime and Safety," a 2006 study by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice, reveals that public schools experiencing violent incidents increased from 71 to 81 percent over a five-year period (1999-2004).

“School violence does not limit itself to the student population,” said Education Consultant Marc Hoberman. “Eight percent of teachers say they are threatened with violence on school grounds at least once a month. Two percent report being physically attacked each year.”

The Constitutional Rights Foundation has reported that school violence is a many-faceted problem, making it difficult for researchers and practitioners to pinpoint its causes. Although the specific incidents of school-based fatalities are too numerous to list, there were 48 school-associated deaths in elementary and secondary schools in one year alone, from July, 2004, through June, 2005.

According to Mr. Hoberman, Grade Success in conjunction with Lori Stiller, an experienced 20-year health teacher who teaches stress management, has developed an educational program for both High School and College staff that covers key techniques including how to identify stressors in students, signs of depression, identifying health risks, understanding binge drinking and signs of alcohol poisoning. The program is aimed to help all school personnel better identify students who may be at high risk for creating campus violence. The program also provides for stress management techniques and goal setting to support student behavior modification.

Lori Stiller added, “It is a common perception that the teen/young adult years are the best time of our lives. In reality, young adults face vital decisions that are extremely stressful and can have a profound effect on their future. As an educator of young adults, my goal is to equip my students with the awareness of potential health risks, the knowledge needed to face these risks and the decision making skills necessary to insure both physical and mental health throughout their lifetime.”

About Grade Success, Inc.
Grade Success, Inc.(, a Premier Training Service provider for teachers and students, has been facilitating workshops, seminars and courses since 1985. Services include local and long distance tutoring, and College Advisement to help parents and students make the best college choice. Grade Success also has multiple books and DVDs published, including a revolutionary Ninth Period course that highlights innovative teaching techniques including classroom management tips. Grade Success’ Power Memorization course, featured on YouTube (, shows students as well as professionals how to remember vocabulary words, dates, and numbers.

About Marc Hoberman
Keynote Speaker, Seminar Leader and Consultant, Marc Hoberman is the Director and Lead Facilitator of Grade Success, Inc. He has trained students, teachers, and corporate executives nationally through a variety of Personal Improvement and Training Methods. Marc has been featured on both television and radio. He has also led workshops at the New Jersey and New York State Reading Conferences as well as the International YAI Conference. Marc was a featured speaker at the 2006 & 2007 Tri-State Camping Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. From the classroom to the boardroom, Marc continues his mission to "help people realize their full potential."

About Lori Stiller
A veteran health teacher with twenty years of experience, Lori Stiller is also a leader of VAASA – Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse. She also holds a leadership role in Reality Check, which is aimed against smoking in television and films. Ms. Stiller earned an MS degree in Health and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University Teachers College. She is currently an Advisor/Coordinator to Youth Advisory Panel (a liaison between local law enforcement and youth group to curb underage drinking) which is funded by a NYS Grant. Ms. Stiller is a Media Literacy Specialist, Dating/Domestic Violence Educator, Gang Identification/Prevention Educator and Anti- Bullying Educator

Marc Hoberman
Grade Success Inc.