News: Education policy

Analyzing Your School Discipline Data Now . . . to Prepare for the New School Year (Part II)

Conducting “Special Situation Analyses” for Common School Areas and Peer-Related Anti-Social BehaviorDear Colleagues,Prologue   Later this week, I will be attending a small, interdisciplinary working...

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Analyzing Your School Discipline Data and Your SEL (PBIS or School Discipline) Program (Part I)

Students’ Discipline Problems are Increasing Nationally Despite Widespread SEL UseDear Colleagues,Introduction   Happy June !!!   With everyone consumed with testing, end-of-year a...

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The Journey toward Real School Equity: Students’ Needs Should Drive Student Services … and Funding (Part II)

The Beginning of the Next School Year Starts Now: The “Get-Go Process”Dear Colleagues,Introduction   Last week, on May 17th, the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education...

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Solving Student Crises in the Context of School Inequity: The Case for “Core-Plus District Funding” (Part I)

When Schools Struggle with Struggling Students:  “We Didn’t Start the Fire”Dear Colleagues,Introduction   The last two weeks have been a blur.  Just over two weeks ago, I landed in...

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The Art of Doubling Down: How the U.S. Department of Education Creates Grant Programs to Fund and Validate its own Frameworks

Call Congress:  The Tainting of RtI, PBIS, MTSS, and SELDear Colleagues,Introduction   In Poker, a player “doubles down” when they have a losing hand, but they want the other players to...

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States Take Note: How to Really Address the School Seclusion and Restraint Epidemic (Part II)

What State Departments of Education Need to Learn If Using PBIS to “Solve” This ProblemDear Colleagues,Introduction   The number of seclusions and restraints in our nation’s schools—whether involving...

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