Designed to help stakeholders better understand the policy environment surrounding current school discipline practices in our country. This compendium provides information on school discipline laws and administrative regulations for the United States, including the 50 States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.
Serves as a resource to help States comply with the JJDP Act's DMC (the disproportionate number of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system) requirements. Includes information for all who are interested in understanding and engaged in reducing the extent of DMC. Contains resources, publications, and contact information.
Summarizes the points made in President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address, in which he reinforced the message that education plays an important role in our country. Includes excerpts from the speech, education priorities, and details about educators and students present in the first lady's viewing area.
Provides a unifying framework for schools, families, and communities to understand, select, and organize their learning supports (i.e., strategies, programs, and practices used to create conditions to enhance learning).
Provides effective culturally responsive practices for prevention programs supporting Latina youth who are at risk of placement in juvenile detention including recommendations, action steps for each recommendation, and targeted resources. Each recommendation and the corresponding action steps are included in a checklist that prevention programs can use to support direct practice, programming, and system changes.
Provides a series of webinars that address campus public safety, how positive school climate can enhance school safety, and incorporating the needs of international students into emergency planning and management.
Provides a list of tools that practitioners working to prevent substance misuse can use to assess their community’s readiness to address identified needs, and to prioritize those needs accordingly. The list includes 5 surveys and outlines what dimensions are covered by them, from whom key data is collected, key elements of the survey, and instrument considerations.
Discusses a fist fight that took place in a North Carolina school. A parent advocate believes that with the shortage of teachers and administrators, acts like this can quickly lead to unfairly funneling a student from the classroom into the criminal justice system.