News: Office of Special Education Programs
Did a Misguided U.S. Department of Education E-mail “Confirm” Its Improper Favoritism of the PBIS Behavioral Framework?
Using the School Climate Transformation Grant to Misrepresent, Re-Brand, and Strong-Arm Educators toward Only "Department-Approved" PBIS ConsultantsDear Colleagues,Introduction I actu...Read Full Article
Mindfulness & Meditation Will NOT Change Students’ Emotional Volatility or Immediate Reactions to Trauma
The Neurological Science Does Not Add Up—Another Fad & More Wasted Time in Pursuit of a Silver Bullet (Part II)Dear Colleagues,Introduction Our last Blog message (January 11, 2020) was the first in...Read Full Article
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
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
The Art of Doubling Down: How the U.S. Department of Education Creates Grant Programs to Fund and Validate its own Frameworks
Call Congress: The Tainting of RtI, PBIS, MTSS, and SELDear Colleagues,Introduction In Poker, a player “doubles down” when they have a losing hand, but they want the other players to...Read Full Article