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Citing literature on mentoring, this report identifies effective ways to recruit and retain qualified mentors for at-risk youth, specifically outlining strategies to recruit men and people from...

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...

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...

This program was developed in response to a growing need on the part of public schools to cut costs by dealing with at-risk students on site.  Restorative practices are designed to promote a...

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...

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