News: Functional Assessment

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

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...

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New Rand Corporation Study Finds Restorative Practices Produce Mixed and Underwhelming Results

New Rand Corporation Study Finds Restorative Practices Produce Mixed and Underwhelming Results:  But Some Publications are “Spinning” the Outcomes and Twisting these ResultsDear Colleagues,I...

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Solving the Disproportionate School Discipline Referral Dilemma: When will Districts and Schools Commit to the Long-term Solutions? (Part III)

There are No Silver Bullets— Only Science to Preparation to Implementation to Evaluation to CelebrationDear Colleagues,Introduction:  Another Study on Disproportionality—Integrating the Four Studies P...

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ADHD Students in School: Helping Them to be Successful in the Classroom

New CDC Report: Why Behavioral Interventions at Home and School are Needed to “Add Value” Even When the Medication “is Working”Dear Colleague,According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagno...

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How to Improve your Chronically Absent Students’ Attendance… During the Summer Break

Why Now is the Best Time to Analyze, Understand, Plan, and Implement Strategic Interventions for your Most-Absent StudentsDear Colleagues,Earlier this year, on March 20th, I asserted that (grade) Rete...

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