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Engagement (Student, Family, Community)

Supporting and Responding to Behavior: Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies for Teachers

From the site: "The purpose of this document is to summarize evidence-based, positive, proactive, and responsive classroom behavior intervention and support strategies for teachers. These strategies should be used classroom-wide, intensified to support small group instruction, or amplified further for individual students. These tools can help teachers capitalize on instructional time and decrease disruptions, which is crucial as schools are held to greater academic and social accountability measures for all students"

Proactive and Inclusive School Discipline Strategies

This What Works Brief summarizes state-of-the-art practices, strategies, and programs for improving school climate. This brief reviews the limitations of obedience-oriented, punitive approaches to school disciplien and describe a range of innovative alternatives focused on cultivating students' self-regulation through positive behavior supports and interpersonal relationship building among students and between students and staff.

Restorative Practices: Fostering Healthy Relationships and Promoting Positive Discipline in Schools

This toolkit is intended for all educators who support the growth and health of students in schools. It is an introduction for those new to the concepts and will help support and enhance the work of teachers already implementing these practices in their classrooms. The toolkit includes digestible models, frameworks, and action steps for school-wide implementation, accompanied by guiding questions to support reflection for practitioners looking to make restorative methods part of the fabric of daily life in schools.

Roundtable: The Perspectives of Youth Affected by Exclusionary School Discipline

This report summarizes a 2013 roundtable where 19 young people, ages 16 to 23, discussed the effects of exclusionary school justice on their own and peers' lives and school experiences. The participants brought up three major concerns: exclusionary justice limits opportunities to learn, is applied disproportionately and subjectively, and deprives students of the support services they need.

Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide

Advancing race equity and inclusion can sometimes seem daunting and often leaves many wondering how and where to start. One way to achieve social change in an organization is to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work. The seven steps in this guide provide a clear framework for undertaking this important work. This tool adds to the resources already created by partners who have been working in the field.

Infants and Toddlers in the District of Columbia: A Statistical Look at Needs and Disparities

The report, “Infants and Toddlers in the District of Columbia: A Statistical Look at Needs and Disparities,” takes a critical look at the challenges facing the District’s youngest children and their families. It finds that the District is a tale of two cities, with wide disparities between neighborhoods in terms of support for healthy births, quality child development, and school readiness.

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