News: School Improvement

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 School Year in Review: Choosing High-Success Academic and Behavioral Strategies (Part I)

Committing to Educational Excellence by Learning from Hattie’s and SEL’s LimitationsDear Colleagues,Introduction   The holidays. . . the New Year. . . a time of reflection. . . a time of hope and joy...

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Reconsidering What Effective High Schools Do, and What Failing High Schools Miss

Credit Recovery Programs Should be Strategic, Selective, Student-Focused, and Not the Only Game in TownDear Colleagues,Introduction:  What Really is an “Effective” High School?   I cons...

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