Continuing the efforts of the Federal Supportive School Discipline Initiative, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education* are pleased to announce the next event in the 2014 Supportive School Discipline (SSD) Webinar Series. The Series is designed to increase awareness and understanding of school disciplinary practices that push youth out of school and many times into the justice system, and provide practical examples of alternative approaches that maintain school safety while ensuring academic engagement and success for all students.
The fifth Webinar in the 2014 series, Guiding Principle 3: Equity and Continuous Improvement held on April 29, 2014, 3:30–5:00 p.m. ET. This Webinar provided an in-depth review of Guiding Principle #3 as outlined within the Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline, a key document in the recently released School Discipline Guidance Package. In particular, it walked through each Action Step identified for Principle #3’s implementation, including exploring how each are being implemented by an expert panel of practitioners. These content experts bring deep knowledge of the practical realities associated with integrating Principle #3’s strategies into current practice..
The Webinar was moderated by David Osher, Ph.D. (American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC), and feature key experts in the field who have implemented elements of Principle #3, including: Russ Skiba (Director, Equity Project, Indiana University, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy), James Bell (Director, W. Haywood Burns Institute), Anne Gregory (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University), and Rebecca Fitch (Project Manager, Civil Rights Data Collection, U.S. Department of Education).