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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: ...

This summary of a longer research report outlines some of the myths and facts, as well as the racial demographics related to student suspensions. Recommendations for creating fair and effective...

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 brief examines the negative impact of high suspension rates on Maryland's public schools and explores alternatives to suspension that attempt to address the underlying causes of...

The purpose of this guide is to present a rationale for adopting the positive behavioral approach to issues, describe its key features, and illustrate processes, structures, and supports for this...

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...

Using suspension data from the Elementary and Secondary Education Civil Rights Compliance Survey, this report examines how frequently suspension is being used in our schools and differences in the...

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