News: Office of Special Education Programs
An Open Letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Regarding Its Report, "Beyond Suspensions: Examining School Discipline Policies"
Begin with the End in Mind: It’s about Root Causes and Intervention—Not About Policies or PositionsDear Colleagues,Introduction Over the past year (at least), I have been writing som...Read Full Article
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...Read Full Article
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...Read Full Article
The U.S. Department of Education Keeps Pushing PBIS, but PBIS Ain’t Got Nothing to GiveDear Colleagues,Introduction Seclusions (including isolation) and physical restraints (including mech...Read Full Article
Redefining the Tiers and the Difference between Services and InterventionsDear Colleagues,Introduction During the past month or so, I have been updating my electronic monograph, A Multi-Ti...Read Full Article
The U.S. Department of Education Wants to “Rethink Special Education,” But Is It Willing to Look at Itself First?
The Department Needs to Change the Office of Special Education Programs at the “Top” in Order to Successfully Impact our Classrooms at the “Bottom”Dear Colleagues,Introduction La...Read Full Article