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Supporting Students through PBIS: A School Community Endeavor

17 January 2019

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, is a system with long-standing results. PBIS aims to teach core skills as they pertain to behavioral expectations, similar to how schools teach core curriculum expectations. Whaley School, a separate day school for students with acute behavior needs, has been using the PBIS model for five years in […]

Presenting the first Principal Advocate Champion of 2019

16 January 2019

Every quarter, the NASSP Policy & Advocacy Center recognizes outstanding volunteer advocates who dedicate their time toward advancing the policy and civic priorities of school leaders, public education, and students across America. The Principal Advocate Champion is someone who has made a powerful impact on the direction of public education policy through their personal engagement with […]

What American Schools Can Learn from Germany

15 January 2019

I recently returned from a trip to Germany sponsored by the Goethe Institute and Germany’s Central Agency for Schools Abroad. The focus of the trip was to learn about Germany’s vocational schools and training programs as well as to learn more about how they teach languages other than German. As with any international trip, especially […]

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Crowdfunding in K–12 Education

January 23, 2019 3:30–4:00 pm ET

The webinar will cover crowdfunding in K–12 education with an emphasis on the web platform DonorsChoose.org, which has raised over $750 million for public school classrooms. For almost 20 years, DonorsChoose.org has been where educators can safely access materials and resources to support students. School leaders will also hear about case studies from school leader/district […]

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