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.
Join the Region 9 Comprehensive Center on Tuesday, June 8th at 10:00 a.m. CT for a webinar on Pushing Educational Boundaries: Student Recommendations for Spending American Rescue Plan Funds. Students from the 2020–21 Illinois Student Advisory Council spent months researching how to use the current influx of education funding to make the most impact for students.
It's been 21 years since Sandra Brown first walked into an Illinois prison and five months since she walked out. Against huge odds, Brown earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree and started a PhD program while incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Corrections. She's now a full-time education advocate, joining several formerly incarcerated women working to reform conditions both inside and outside of prison.
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.
Describes the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training Initiative, which provides training to adults who work with youth on how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightfoot is leading efforts to push the Illinois State Board of Education to create a children's adversity index to measure the exposure to trauma being experienced by students, which will help inform local decision-making and enable stakeholders to engage with local and state leaders around resource allocations and programming.
The disruption the pandemic caused highlighted the importance of student support services—in all modalities. How an institution integrates and supports these services will shape how they meet modern learner needs in this new era of higher education.
After student violence prompted administrators to close Alton High School for two days, the district is increasing security measures by adding metal detectors and more staff in hallways between classes. Teachers are also looking for ways to help students cope with trauma and resolve conflict by identifying mental health issues and providing resources.