Outlines Florida State University's two-part strategy for retaining students. The article provides details on how FSU has sought to make broad changes in systems and processes to eliminate barriers that make all students less likely to stay at FSU or succeed there and systematically segmented its student body to identify and address through intensive, targeted programs the particular challenges facing relatively small groups of students.
Describes how Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) provides pathways for social and economic opportunities for its students. Although FAMU’s 40 percent rate of graduation exceeds the national average for African-American students, the university is working to increase its graduation rate with campus-wide student support policies, programs, and practices.
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.
Discusses key takeaways from the State Policy Academy focused on foster youth in postsecondary education, including approaches taken by Colorado, Iowa, Oregon and Texas, and considerations to assist policy development supporting foster youth attainment.
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).
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.
Consolidates data and information on the Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools (IS3) index for all participating schools in 2012. This report provides stakeholders interested in the IS3 work a detailed breakdown of data points and analysis.