Category: School Discipline

Apr 03

Creating and Sustaining a Positive and Communal School Climate: Contemporary Research, Present Obstacles, and Future Directions

This white paper from the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is part of the NIJ’s Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI), a research-focused program that focuses on increasing the safety of schools nationwide and reducing school crime and violence. School climate has a clear impact on all members of the school community; students in …

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Mar 19

Greene, Lenoir Counties Working with Courts to Keep Kids out of Jail

The Daily Reflector By Daily Reflector Staff Reducing law enforcement involvement in misconduct at school is one way leaders in Greene and Lenoir counties are trying to keep kids in school and out of court. Judges serving those communities were joined by law enforcement officers and school leaders on Friday to launch the School-Justice Partnership …

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Jan 11

Is School-Discipline Reform Moving Too Fast?

The Atlantic By Wayne D’Orio One of the more radical transformations in public education today begins with a simple greeting each morning among second-graders. “Good morning, Mahlet,” says one student to another at McMicken Heights Elementary School in SeaTac, Washington. “Good morning, Liliana,” the second student responds. The exercise continues briskly until all 23 students …

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Nov 29

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 2018 Conference on Juvenile Justice

The 2018 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges conference will provide an educational opportunity for judges, probation officers, detention facility employees, and other stakeholders in the juvenile justice system to explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth …

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Nov 20

Apply Now: RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice Training Institute

The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice has launched a new training institute, featuring a portfolio of on-site training opportunities addressing critical topics in juvenile justice. The RFK National Resource Center training programs bring experts and experienced facilitators into local jurisdictions, ensuring that all vital leaders, staff, and stakeholders have the opportunity to …

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Nov 20

Apply Now: Online Certificate in School Discipline Reform

The School of Law and the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) are accepting applications for spring enrollment in their part-time online program. The Certificate in School Discipline Reform program is designed to equip education professionals with the tools and skills needed to implement holistic, prevention-oriented approaches to school discipline. The certificate is …

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Nov 20

Call for Proposals: National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference

Arizona State University’s Center for Child Well-Being is seeking proposals for its 2018 National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference, which will be held in Phoenix, Arizona from April 22–25. The conference will highlight four key categories that include: understanding the impact of parental incarceration on children and families; evidence of program and policy effectiveness; training and …

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Oct 23

Baltimore School Suspensions Fell Last Year

The Baltimore Sun By Talia Richman Suspensions in Baltimore city schools dipped last year as the district continued to reform its disciplinary practices to reduce the rate of students getting kicked out of school. There were about 6,800 suspensions and expulsions last school year, down from nearly 8,500 the year before. The nearly 20-percent drop comes as …

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Oct 22

Clark County’s Recovery High School Helps At-Risk Pupils

Las Vegas Review-Journal By Meghin Delaney  Khara Greenwell knows from her drug treatment program that there are three mainstays in the lives of those dealing with addiction: jails, institutions and death. At 16, she’s seen two of the three. “I knew death was next,” she said of her decision to shake her addiction to mind-altering …

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Sep 26

Realizing the Full Vision of School Discipline Reform: A Framework for Statewide Change

This report draws on the experience of five states to present strategies that all states can use to achieve significant reductions in their use of suspensions. The report also offers recommendations for applying a data-driven approach to ensure that school discipline reforms not only reduce suspensions, but also foster supportive learning environments and ultimately improve …

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