News: Education policy
The Year in Review (Part II): Schools’ Pursuit of Effective School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Self-Management Strategies
Prevention, Disproportionality, Trauma, and Seclusions & RestraintsDear Colleagues,Introduction With the whole New Years thing going on, and our transition into a new decade, I was in the mood to st...Read Full Article
Curriculum, Instruction, Intervention, and EquityDear Colleagues,Introduction It seems that every day this month, I’ve received yet another e-mail or Blog from a national educational organization, n...Read Full Article
Maybe It’s the (Lack of) Money that Explains the Relationship Between Black-White Achievement Gaps and Disproportionate Disciplinary Suspensions?
Analyzing the Results of a New National Study: Why Some “Two-Dimensional Problems” Need “Three-Dimensional Thinking”Dear Colleagues,Introduction Every day, I get e-mail briefings discussing or analy...Read Full Article
Closing Secondary Students’ Significant Academic Skill Gaps: Teach at Their Grade Level or Their Skill Level? (Part II)
Reviewing Two Recent Studies of Math Deficient StudentsDear Colleagues,Introduction Two Blog messages ago (on September 28th), I began a two-part discussion on:Closing Academic Gaps in Mid...Read Full Article
Inequities in the Distribution of School Funds to Individual Students Revisited: Required Transparency, ESEA/IDEA Funding Flexibility, and Multi-Tiered Efficacy
Reminding Schools of their Responsibilities and PossibilitiesDear Colleagues,Introduction Earlier this Spring, near the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, I wrote two...Read Full Article
An Open Letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Regarding Its Report, "Beyond Suspensions: Examining School Discipline Policies"
Begin with the End in Mind: It’s about Root Causes and Intervention—Not About Policies or PositionsDear Colleagues,Introduction Over the past year (at least), I have been writing som...Read Full Article