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Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2017
Passage of the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) provides opportunities to improve how schools address barriers to learning and teaching and re-engage disconnected students and families. Of particular relevance to these concerns, ESSA replaces what has been described as a maze of programs with a "Student Support and Academic…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Barriers, Access to Education
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2016
An estimated five to seven and a half million students miss 18 or more days of school each year, or nearly an entire month or more of school, which puts them at significant risk of falling behind academically and failing to graduate from high school. Every student absence jeopardizes the ability of students to succeed at school and schools to…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, At Risk Students, Truancy, Dropouts
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2016
As Congress recognized in passing the "Every Student Succeeds Act", it is time for school improvement to encompass policy and planning that enables every school to replace the outdated patchwork of programs and services used in addressing barriers to learning and teaching. The way to do this involves transforming student and learning…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Educational Indicators
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2016
The "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) recognizes that significant numbers of students require supports to successfully meet challenging state academic standards. This brief (1) analyzes the act to assess how it addresses the nature and scope of supports to address barriers to learning and re-engage disconnected students and (2)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Access to Education, Barriers
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2014
Connecting school, home, and community resources is essential to the well-being of children and youth and to enhancing equity of opportunity for them to succeed at school and beyond. With this in mind, many initiatives and policy reports have focused on addressing the widespread fragmentation of supports for families and their children.…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Intervention, Equal Education, Educational Policy
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2014
It is encouraging to see increasing attention to improving interventions in fields such as mental health, public health, and education. This includes the growing emphasis on transferring evidence-based interventions into practice. The trend continues to be stimulated and supported by the high priority endorsement of federal, state, and local…
Descriptors: Intervention, Information Dissemination, Program Implementation, Best Practices
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2014
New directions for student and learning supports are key to systemically addressing barriers to learning and teaching. The aim is to unify and then develop a comprehensive and equitable system of student/learning supports at every school. This guide incorporates years of research and prototype development and a variety of examples from…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Intervention, Barriers, Educational Policy
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2014
It is clear that developing a "Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports" is a complex, multi-year process. The Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA has delineated the specifics nature and scope of the system and of the processes for getting from a fragmented and marginalized set of student and learning supports to a…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Educational Policy, Intervention, Administrative Organization
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2013
SEAs, LEAs, and schools need to develop a "Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports" in order to enhance equity of opportunity for all students to succeed at school and beyond. Such a system directly addresses barriers to learning and teaching and re-engages disconnected students. Developing the system requires transforming…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Leadership, Decision Making, State Departments of Education
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2013
Increasing attention to "Implementation Research" and the "Implementation Problem" has given rise to confusion about matters such as the role of "empirically-supported practices," "fidelity of implementation," and "monitoring fidelity of implementation." To clarify the matters, we approach these topics from the broad perspective of efforts to…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Fidelity
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2012
The federal "Promise Neighborhoods" program underscores the importance of all children and youth having "access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and a career." From this perspective, this brief stresses the importance…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Grants, Federal Programs, Access to Education
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2012
Education cut-backs are likely to worsen in the short run. This makes it imperative for policy makers to reverse trends toward lopsided cutbacks that decimate efforts to address factors interfering with learning and teaching. Furthermore, it is essential to move forward in more cost-effective ways by unifying student and learning supports and…
Descriptors: Budgets, School Districts, Financial Support, Resource Allocation
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2012
Blueprints for education reform have become trendy. Over the last few years, President Obama, governors, chief state school officers, local superintendents' associations, policy institutes, foundations, and business leaders have formulated such documents to guide school improvement. This brief highlights: (1) the focus of current blueprints; (2)…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Barriers, Educational Policy
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2011
This brief reviews different agenda for establishing school-community connections in general and community schools specifically. A Comprehensive Community School is discussed as an entity that emerges from system building by school-family-community collaboratives. Establishing effective collaboratives requires policy that supports shared…
Descriptors: Community Schools, School Community Relationship, Governance, Well Being
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2011
Introduction into federal policy of response to intervention (RTI) and positive behavior intervention and supports (PBIS) led to widespread adoption and adaptation of the three tier intervention pyramid. As originally presented, the pyramid highlights three different levels of intervention and suggests the percent of students at each level. While…
Descriptors: Intervention, Public Health, Behavior Problems, Response to Intervention
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