This toolkit addresses the issue of district overuse of exclusionary disciplinary practices despite research showing that these practices negatively affect school climate and have both short- and long-term consequences for students. A major focus of the publication involves strategies for addressing policies and adult biases involving Black and Native girls.
These resource support superintendent actions related to building a foundation for SEL, establishing a vision, enhancing communication, ensuring resource allocation and alignment, and district organization.
This toolkit is a collaborative effort by AASA and the Children’s Defense Fund reinforces the need to ensure all learners. It focuses on policy and program investments to ensure systemic change, capacity building, and sustainability of effort in improving equity results in public education.
This playbook presents core skills and strategies that support positive dialogue, relationships, and understanding between groups or individuals. The authors present them as a set of flexible principles that people can adapt and apply in a variety of educational settings.