Resources to #RethinkDiscipline and Strengthen School Climate

Please find below new updates, research, and resources for strengthening school climate, eliminating discipline disparities, and supporting social and emotional learning in schools. The full collections are available at http://bit.ly/safe_schools_resources and http://bit.ly/SEL_Resources. The following posts may also be accessed by clicking the corresponding image. Picture above is from the Restorative Schools Vision Project. “In this new documentary from Coleman Advocates (http://colemanadvocates.org), director…

Washington State Supreme Court Rules Charter Schools Unconstitutional

Originally posted on Seattle Education.   On Friday, September 4th, the Supreme Court of Washington State ruled that charter schools were neither public nor constitutional and could receive no public funding.   From Seattle Times: State Supreme Court: Charter Schools are Unconstitutional http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/state-supreme-court-charter-schools-are-unconstitutional/  For more: http://bit.ly/chart_look  To read full court decision, click here. 

Civil Rights, Education, and Community Groups Demand End to High-Stakes Testing and Call for Moratorium on Charter Schools

Originally posted on Seattle Education:
This letter was issued on July 7, 2015. “We respectfully disagree that the proliferation of high stakes assessments and top-down interventions are needed in order to improve our schools.  We live in the communities where these schools exist.  What, from our vantage point, happens because of these tests is not improvement.  It’s destruction.”…

Critical Questions about Computerized Assessments and SmarterBalanced Test Scores

A recent report from the Public Policy Institute reveals that the majority of California’s public school parents are uninformed about the new tests their children took this past year. And despite numerous concerns regarding the lack of validity, technological barriers, biases, and test administration problems, “test scores” soon will be released to the public. The following includes adapted selections of a…

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