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.
Assists school leaders to improve school climate, which includes guidance to develop a plan to improve adult-student relationships. The toolkit provides a picture of a sample plan and the step-by-step process for successfully creating a plan to improve the climate in a school.
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.
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).
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.
Features Dr. Sally Linowski from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Linowski, an Associate Dean of Students, as well as an adjunct assistant professor at the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. The episode talks about the challenges in building and maintaining a relationship between the campus and the community, the easiest and hardest parts of strategic planning, and more.
The Massachusetts Hunger Free Campus Coalition is working to raise that percentage and address the glaring issue of food insecurity on college campuses. Through partnerships with food pantries, maximizing SNAP enrollment and mobilizing legislative efforts, MHFCC’s goal of eliminating food insecurity in college students is gaining traction.
Western New England University promotes mental health support and resources through Mental Health First Aid certification and instruction across campus. The goal: get at least one-third of the campus community certified.
Gathers information from principals regarding the programs they implemented to improve school climate. This telephone interview protocol asked questions around principals' perceptions of program effectiveness, challenges they faced, strategies they used, how they used survey and other student data, their plans for sustainability, and what they would most like to tell others about their efforts.