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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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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