Identifies communities of practice as a means to sustain positive results after successfully implementing a strategy for improving learning conditions. Describes how communities of practice function and why they are successful, and, provides real life examples.
Discusses implementing programs that ensure school safety and academic success, covering what makes up Iowa's program as an example. Demonstrates Iowa's success via participation in standard LEA implementation activities and their Safe School Certification Program as well as via completing items on an implementation checklist.
Describes guides, briefs, tools, and websites that support improvements in school climate. Includes guidance for programmatic intervention, measures, school climate (engagement, environment, and safety), and special populations.
Presents insights into sustainability. This PowerPoint Presentation examines the following questions: What is sustainability? What is innovation? What factors effect innovation implementation? What do you want to have last? And, what strategies do we need to use to bring about broad, deep, enduring impacts?
Presents ways student support staff can reorganize services. Offers guidance for how to create resource teams that focus on prevention and the integration of services for groups of students, instead of only focusing only on case oriented interventions for individual students.
Provides a summary of the 2-day workshop titled “Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying and Its Impact on Youth Across the Lifecourse," whose purpose was to bring together representatives of key sectors involved in bullying prevention to identify the conceptual models and interventions that have proven effective in decreasing bullying, to examine models that could increase protective factors and mitigate the negative effects of bullying, and to exp
Examines the change process in a diverse, purposive sample of schools receiving federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs) from 2010–11 to 2012–13. The report uses case studies to describe the characteristics of the schools, the decisions and strategies that the schools and their districts undertake, and the challenges they face in attempting to dramatically improve school performance.
Educates frontline officers on how to recognize and respond to victims of child sex trafficking. The The IACP, the FBI and the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services developed a series of training videos which depicts sworn law enforcement officers demonstrating alternative responses to different types of scenarios involving child sex trafficking.
Helps increase public awareness of and action around the prevention of underage drinking by helping colleges and community organizations put together Town Hall Meetings. Community-based organizations and colleges and universities that hold meetings are essential in leading the conversation and promoting the idea that underage drinking is preventable
Assists state and local juvenile justice and education agency administrators in creating strong working relationships that facilitate the development of high-quality education programs within juvenile justice settings. Contains ten tips, additional resources, and references.