Ralph Blackman

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President and CEO

Ralph S. Blackman is the president and CEO of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, the organization responsible for the development of Ask, Listen, Learn. The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by leading distillers.

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Posted Feb. 9, 2017

Here’s How You Talk to Kids About Alcohol

Raising smart, healthy kids is a challenge. During the middle school years in particular, when all kinds of temptations abound,…

By Ralph S. Blackman

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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