Tools

A worksheet for school teams to use to analyze the Positive School Discipline Gallery of Real Stories for key characteristics of their implementation of PSD programs and practices. File: ...

After an exhaustive examination and review of the issue of school discipline and use of long-term suspension/expulsion as a disciplinary practice, the Maryland State Board of Education established...

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 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...

Statements about school discipline that allow users to identify their beliefs about the effects of suspension. File:  StatementsAboutSchoolDiscipline.pdf Age Group:  Elementary Secondary Content...

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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