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Restorative justice is a centuries-old practice of repairing harm and restoring well-being when an offense has been committed. This brief describes how to effectively implement this form of...

Scenarios of an elementary, middle, and high school student that describe underlying issues that can contribute to school discipline issues. File:  ScenariosofThreeStudents.pdf Age Group: ...

National expert on positive school discipline George Bear, Ph.D., outlines how discipline policies often allow little room for discretion. He explains that school discipline decisions, in many cases...

This snapshot highlights key characteristics of effective school mental health and the strategies that 13 federally funded grantees  have used to build and sustain comprehensive mental health...

This Snapshot report explores how 20 former federally funded grantees have sustained partnerships, programs, activities, functions, school climate and infrastructure changes after the end of the...

Immigrants and refugees comprise 20% of students in United States' public schools. This resource describes how school systems reach out to these students and families to improve their...

A systemic constellation of programs and practices that promote positive behaviors while preventing negative or risky behaviors. It is positive rather than punitive, and aims to create a safe...

This report includes a review of the domestic and international literature on suspension and expulsion, an analysis of California schools’ current approaches to reducing suspensions and expulsions,...

This blog discusses how this strengths-based approach can be utilized in guiding schools and communities to a values-based approach to responding to wrongdoing and conflict and a way of repairing...

This brief provides an overview of disaggregating student data to gather information about subpopulations. For example, data can be disaggregated by grade level, country of origin, race/ethnicity,...

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