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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 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 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.
Summary This report describes how districts select and implement classroom layouts, furniture, and technology resources to support student-centered instructional practices. It first explores the impacts of classroom design and technology integration on instruction. Next, the report suggests effective classroom layouts, components and technology resources. Lastly, the report profiles techniques to effectively evaluate, select, and implement […]