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What's New at MarshMedia?

Since 1969 MarshMedia has allowed previewing of our products for schools and school districts. This was done so that our customers would be assured that they were purchasing items that met their needs and were aligned with their schools curriculum.  In order to allow for these previews, MarshMedia would ship the DVD's directly to the customer and at the end of the preview period (usually 30 days) the customer would ship back the programs they did not wish to keep. This process caused an unnecessary return shipping expense to our wonderful customers. NO MORE! MarshMedia currently has 47 of our most popular titles on our website that are available to Schools for free online previewing and the process is easy! Simply...

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Head Lice: An itchy Problem - 50 % off sale

Head lice has become an itchier problem!! According to researchers from the American Chemical Society there is a new strain of mutant head lice that is resistant to over-the counter- treatments, and they're found it at least 25 U.S. states!! That means if you or your child contracts head lice, there's a very good chance that the widely available treatments won't get rid of it. Maybe putting two heads together (as in "selfies") is not a good idea anymore? While this news is shocking to most people, it doesn't mean it's time to throw in the towel. We recommend parents, teachers and school nurses work together to combat this itchy problem. Head Lice: An Itchy Problem by MarshMedia is the perfect program...

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It’s never too early to talk puberty

Puberty is a milestone in life. For some children it is an exciting time as they move from childhood to adulthood. But for many, puberty is an emotional and somewhat scary transition, not just for those whose bodies are changing, but for the parents and educators who must prepare them for what lies ahead. When is the appropriate time to begin the puberty conversation? Marsh Media relied on recognized expert sources and ongoing discussions with school nurses and health educators to develop age appropriate programs on puberty. In a series of up-to-date video presentations, we give schools and families the tools to begin educating kids as young as 3rd Grade about the physical changes to expect during puberty. As students...

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Is your school prepared for the unexpected?

It’s not an easy topic to address, and though deaths by an active shooter in a school setting are extremely rare (less than 1%), being prepared saves lives. Two of the worst school shootings in U.S. history occurred in the month of April – Columbine and Virginia Tech – making it a timely subject to discuss here and now. Marsh Media teamed with school security personnel and officials from law enforcement to bring the How Will You React? A Staff’s Guide: Being Prepared for a School Shooting program to your school. It is not our intent to scare you. Our objective is to educate you about your response options and to get you thinking about your existing emergency plan. How...

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Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015

On Tuesday, 02/03/2015 Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015. The bill would require that health education in public secondary schools include learning on "safe relationship behavior" aimed at preventing sexual assault, domestic violence and dating violence. Under current federal law, health and sex education classes needn't include sexual assault prevention. The legislation came out of a meeting between Kaine and members of One Less, an education group that advocates for survivors of rape and sexual assault, at the University of Virginia.   According to the article in Huffington Post, it's unclear whether Republications in the Senate will support the legislation. The issue of sexual education has often proved a sticking...

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