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).
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.
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.”
In Missouri, St. Louis County jail detainees can now take college credit courses through St. Louis Community College. Inmates who have a high school diploma can take up to two classes a semester and earn three credits for each eight-week session.
Students from Latin America at the University of Missouri are as diverse as their region, which consists of more than 30 countries and territories. “But we still, ultimately, share this label (Latinos) and this unity, despite our differences,” said Claudia Rodriguez, co-president of the Association of Latin American Students.
Tammy Smith-Hinchey, Nurse Coordinator with the St. Joseph School District (SJSD) in Missouri, wants to see the district educate students and families on coping mechanisms for opioid use, and focus on providing mental healthcare in the schools and community.
The School Safety Initiative, led by the FBI, is a proactive effort to prevent school tragedies by sharing research with schools and creating threat assessment teams comprised of school counselors, staff, and school resource officers.
A seventh grader at a charter school in St. Louis, Missouri had a long history of disrupting her classes and getting into confrontations with teachers. Several times, the school issued a suspension and sent the student home. But one day, after refusing to go into the classroom and allegedly cursing at the teachers, the seventh grader was sent home to learn online indefinitely.