Summarizes how the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has helped to change America. Discusses the many ways in which VAWA has increased accountability and access to services and has reached underserved communities, and provides details from over 100 programs throughout the country that VAWA has helped to inspire and support.
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.
Presents evidence and logic for school climate’s positive correlation with academic achievement. Examines evidence for and describes characteristics of the school climate variables of “Safety”, “Support, Care, and Connections”, “Challenge and Engagement”, and “Social Emotional Competency”.
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?
Lists 30 concrete actions that mayors and governments and can engage in to foster good character among K 12 students. Suggestions include: 1) assessing community needs and character resources; 2) arranging local media coverage on how schools and community groups are promoting character; and 3) working with schools and community agencies to expand students' opportunities for service learning.
Assists practitioners who work in a wide range of settings to understand the critical role of family acceptance and rejection in contributing to the health and well-being of adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. The intent of the resource is to help practitioners implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their LGBT children.
Explores the behavioral, emotional, and cognitive dimensions of student engagement and the role peers, educators, school environments, parents and communities play in helping students become invested in their own learning. The report finds that an educational system that more meaningfully engages students requires additional action from state policymakers.