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 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.
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.
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.
Presents results from phone interviews with principals and LEA coordinators for readers interested in the details of the Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools (IS3) evaluation. Includes detailed qualitative and quantitative data and themes learned about each question asked.
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.