Join Our TweetChat tomorrow and help us end Willful Defiance in California!

This week, we continue our campaign to end suspensions due to Willful Defiance in California. We invite you to participate in a TweetChat tomorrow with members of various communities who are working to curb suspensions and expulsions ...

LCAP Countdown Week V: No More Class Time Lost to Suspension, Long Beach Community Says

In Long Beach, students, parents and community members in the Every Student Matters coalition are asking the Superintendent and SchoolBoard to make their LCAP reflect what the research shows and students and parents there want, more ...

School Climate Matters: Week IV

As Districts around the state revise their LCAPs to meet the School Climate priority area requirement, we wanted to highlight the best practices we are seeing for ensuring that all students have the social and emotional tools they need ...

LCAP Countdown Week III: Fresno Unified Fixing School Discipline

The Fresno Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Health Happens in Schools Team – a collaborative of youth and parent organizations -has been organizing to ensure that restorative practices and alternatives to suspension are prioritized ...

Countdown to the LCAP: Week II L.A. – PUSHING FOR REAL INVESTMENTS IN SCHOOL CLIMATE CHANGE

The Los Angeles Chapter of Dignity in Schools and the Brothers Sons Selves Coalition are asking LAUSD to deliver on the School Climate Bill of Rights promise with an LCAP that makes a real investment! In May of 2013, groups from across ...

Extra, Extra…School Climate LCAP is HERE!

We’ve made it easy for you! We filled in the spaces in the state-required Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) with the best practices that we have seen from educators and communities around the State. Click here to download our ...

New National Program Will Help School Administrators Reduce Suspensions and Expulsions

Administrators at some of the nation’s largest school districts are getting extra help to keep students in school. The national organization Children’s Defense Fund has joined with school leaders to support discipline ...

Fixing School Discipline in 2014!

  Research Shows Zero Tolerance Doesn’t Work Study after study has shown that zero-tolerance discipline policies are harmful to all students and disproportionately affect students of color, students with disabilities and ...

San Francisco Schools Pass Agreement to Reduce Arrests on Campus and Racial Gap in Policing Data

There’s positive news from San Francisco about the role of police on campus. Community groups have come together to promote a new agreement between San Francisco police and schools that will reduce arrests on campus and the ...

Free Webinar! Addressing ACEs in Schools: Trauma-Sensitive Strategies

Have you had a student who seems depressed and can’t focus on schoolwork?  Have you wondered how you can help students who have experienced traumatic events, like domestic violence, a shooting, or the loss of a loved one? Are you ...

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