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This brief profiles strategies that large public school districts utilize to manage student behavior and discipline. The brief includes an overview of practices schools use to keep students in school, particularly in the context of disproportionality, by leveraging programs like Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Restorative Justice. The research addresses how teachers and staff are trained and supported in these practices and the ways schools determine whether related programs are effective.
This report explores the development of middle and high school mentorship programs for the purpose of social-emotional and career development.
This research brief examines instructional strategies and curricular resources to support students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Summary This research brief explores middle school retention policies. In this brief, “retention” refers to the practice of requiring a student to repeat a grade level. All profiled districts, regardless of formal retention policy, offer multiple interventions for academically at-risk students, so that administrators rarely retain students. An effective alternative to retention and social promotion […]
Summary This report describes how districts operate interdistrict desegregation programs to combat regional segregation. The report first provides an overview of interdistrict desegregation program types, outcomes, and common challenges. The report then suggests solutions to major problems facing interdistrict desegregation programs, including the legality of selection criteria, decreasing community engagement, the lack of sustainable funding, […]
This webconference explores strategies that empower frontline fundraisers to effectively cultivate parents and lead them toward major giving in their child's senior year.
This brief discusses the roles and responsibilities that school counselors hold in profiled districts. Researchers highlight the changing roles of school counselors, and the different responsibilities held by counselors at elementary, middle and high school levels.
For your convenience, the District Leadership Forum National Meeting is paperless! Please download the presentations below ahead of the meeting.In addition, all District Leadership Forum research is available below for download. Presentations Publications Presentations The State of College and Careers: Making Sense of a Complex and Evolving Landscape This presentation discusses the rapidly changing postsecondary […]