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.
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).
With a nationwide psychiatrist shortage and diminished access to mental and behavioral health help, one school's community coordinator created "Healthy Island," a once empty room now dedicated to be a safe and therapeutic space for students.
Coe College has received a $15,350 Institutionalizing Community-Based Pedagogies grant from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. The grant will support the creation of a new Prison Learning Initiative at Coe which will provide a range of high-impact experiences for students and community members to learn about and become involved with the criminal-legal system in Iowa and the Midwest.
Describes how REL Midwest will partner with multiple school districts to build school leaders’ capacity in using data to reduce disparities among student groups in their sense of belonging, disciplinary actions, and absenteeism through the Data-Informed Leadership for Equity (DILE) partnership.
The University of Iowa is turning its student union hotel into a mental health center. North Carolina’s state colleges are expanding mental health and crisis services with about $8 million from Gov. Ray Cooper. Florida State University created a new course to train faculty and staff to spot and help students battling trauma. Community colleges are stepping up, too.
Tara Tedrow has seen her share of students in distress. They’ll approach her after class, in tears, saying they’re overwhelmed and need an extension. Or they’ll send an e-mail apologizing for missing class because they’ve got “stuff going on.” Some share intimate details of their troubles; others simply allude to “personal issues.”
Reports on ways Oregon State University and the City of Corvallis are working together to promote safe, healthy, and conducive learning environments and mitigate the negative effects of a growing campus. Such interventions include restricting alcohol promotions, enforcing underage drinking laws, limiting cheap alcohol availability through sensible alcohol excise tax policy, enacting social host regulations, and facilitating responsible service tr