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.
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.
Hornell City School District (NY) used Elementary and Secondary Education School Counseling funds to hire three additional mental health providers to support students in Kindergarten through grade 6 in three different schools. With the extra support, these schools have been able to develop Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) teams. These PBIS teams reorganized the systems and structures in place to better support students.