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Student Discipline: what’s working?

At St. Cloud Technical High School, “Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports,” or PBIS, is proving an effective way to deal with discipline. In fact, 30% of schools in Minnesota are now using the curriculum that emphasizes preventing bad behavior and reinforcing positive behavior. Surveys of students also show the program is changing how students feel about their […]

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Student behavior is better understood in context

Educator Ted Kolderie expressed in the Star Tribune a response to Katherine Kersten’s commentary about discipline problems in St. Paul Schools: To Fix Student Behavior, First Fix Schools. He offers success stories of how improved climate and curriculum directly influence student behavior; “It should be easy to see whether a different approach to learning — along […]

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At Success Academy Charter Schools, High Scores and Polarizing Tactics

Kate Taylor, New York Times, April 6, 2015 At most schools, if a child is flailing academically, it is treated as a private matter. But at Success Academy Harlem 4, one boy’s struggles were there for all to see: On two colored charts in the hallway, where the students’ performance on weekly spelling and math […]

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MPS’ suspension ban for youngest students part of effort to reduce glaring racial disparities in discipline

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, September 5, 2014 On Friday, Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson announced a moratorium on the suspension of preschoolers, kindergarteners and first graders in Minneapolis Public Schools whose behavior is disruptive but not violent. Also new: Principals who want to send a child home for aggressive behavior in those grades will have to convince an […]

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State Recognizes 30 Schools for Excellence in Behavioral Prevention Efforts

Keith Hovis, MN Department of Education, May 13, 2014
 Contact: 651-582-8275 or keith.hovis@state.mn.us ROSEVILLE – Today the Minnesota Department of Education recognized 30 schools for their successful work using Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), a data-driven program that provides districts and individual schools throughout Minnesota with training and technical support to promote improvement in […]

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