Includes information for schools that want to get moving right away to improve school climate. This toolkit contains an implementation readiness guide, sample plan, and details six steps that can move a school through a change process.
Presents results from phone interviews with principals and LEA coordinators for readers interested in the details of the Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools (IS3) evaluation. Includes detailed qualitative and quantitative data and themes learned about each question asked.
Explains how schools and districts can create a continuum map to graphically document all of the supports available to students across content areas and identify which students receive those supports across three tiers. Continuum maps can help stakeholders understand the activities and resources available in a school or district.
Rates programs and curricula based on a review of national registries of evidence-based programs and identifies common elements and defines levels of quality for each element. This rubric can assist districts in selecting programs for inclusion in implementation plans.
Provides back-to-school tips for parents to help their children have a healthy start to the school year. Distributed as a press release, it was used to leverage an opportunity to highlight the state's school safety grant program and identify participating local schools.