Materials from the National Leadership Summit on School Discipline and Climate Have Been Posted

On October 6 and 7, 22 state and local teams of educators, judicial and court staff, child welfare stakeholders, law enforcement personnel, community and youth, and others came together in Washington, D.C. to participate in the National Leadership Summit on School Discipline and Climate.The teams had an opportunity to deepen partnerships and develop concrete steps to further advance school discipline and juvenile justice reform in their communities. In particular, teams focused on utilizing three levers for change --building political will, leveraging policies and funding, and establishing and maintaining cross-systems collaboration-- as they developed action plans and identified technical assistance and other resources that will assist with implementation. They also shared and learned from examples of state and local best practice that have resulted in improved school climate, reformed discipline practices, and reduced juvenile justice system entry.

For information on the summit and to access summit materials, go here.

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