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Student Support

Student Discipline Resources and Information

Massachusetts Resources and Information

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An Act Relative to Student Access to Educational Services and Exclusion from School
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Student Discipline Regulations
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Advisory on Student Discipline February 2015
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Student Discipline Laws and Regulations: Question and Answers
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Highlights of Discipline Law
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Superintendent's Checklist for Implementation of the Student Discipline Law
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The High School Exit Intervention Model Protocol includes all of the required exit interview steps described in Chapter 222. The model protocol expands beyond the statute requirements and also describes additional best practices garnered from Massachusetts schools and nationally.
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School Discipline in Massachusetts: A Look at the 2015 Data and ESE Reporting Requirements - April 2016
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Massachusetts School Districts Team Up to Address Suspensions and Expulsions - June 2016
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Methodology Used in Calculating Disparity or Significant Disproportionality in Disciplinary Suspension or Expulsion - June 2016
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Discipline Identification and Reporting Slides used with District and School Assistance Center (DSAC) Data Specialists - June 2016

Federal Resources and Information

  
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Guiding Principles: A resource Guide for improving School Climate and Discipline
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Parent checklist: The U.S. Department of Education, America Achieves, the National Council of La Raza, the National Parent Teacher Association, and the United Negro College Fund has released a parent checklist with questions and resources that parents and caregivers can use to help ensure their children are getting the education they deserve.
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Supportive School Discipline - Communities of Practice
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School Climate Discipline Guidance Package
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Charter School Guidance on Civil Rights & Equity
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Discipline Disparities Research-to-Practice Collaborative Policy Briefing Series
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National Child Traumatic Stress Network
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CDC's Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Alternative Approaches to Addressing School Climate

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Toolkit for Educators: How We Can Fix School Discipline
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Positive School Discipline Interactive Course for School Leaders
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Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Self-Assessment

National Resources for Charter Schools

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Student Discipline Best Practices for Charter Schools to Employ
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Discipline Tool Kit for Charter Schools to implement Discipline Reform
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Professional Development Resources for Alternatives to Disciplinary Practices
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Charter Schools, Civil Rights, and School Discipline


Last Updated: November 2, 2016
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