Educational leaders are seeking ways to reduce the use of exclusionary discipline practices like out-of-school suspensions (OSS) and expulsions. These practices are associated with negative academic and life outcomes, are ineffective at reducing misbehavior, and are disproportionately applied to students of color and special education students. Finding better approaches to discipline is part of a broader goal of improving school climate. School climate is a concept that includes the quality of teaching and learning, community relationships, and organizational features of a school environment. Preventing misbehavior would likely improve school climate more than changing the school’s response after misbehavior occurs.
Schools across the nation are searching for a best way of educating together students with and without disa...
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A guide on meeting the unique circumstances of Black students that school systems have failed to address.
The Future of Privacy Forum has developed this toolkit to help schools and districts have productive conversations about student privacy.
Read how Dinuba Unified, a small rural school district in Tulare County, transformed its labor-management practices by participating in the California Labor Management Initiative.
The PACCRAS Working Group has developed a roadmap to support California schools in helping their students earn the new California State Seal of Civic Engagement.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom's April 8, 2020 letter to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting federal action in five areas, including education.
The personal and professional development of principals is a key element in creating a caring school in which adults and children feel welcomed, cared for, and challenged.