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McCurdy, Barry L.; Empson, Danielle N.; Knoster, Tim; Fluke, Scott M.; Grant, Chelsea A. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The number of school resource officers (SROs) is increasing nationwide. Simultaneously, the number of schools adopting schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is increasing and projected to expand in response to the greater focus of the newly passed Every Student Succeeds Act to improve school climate and safety. Without…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Police, Police School Relationship, School Safety
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Couvillon, Michael A.; Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Even though special education law is covered in most teacher and administrative certification programs, it is an area that is continually evolving. The results of the 2017 U.S. Supreme Court case "Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District" will have a lasting impact on the future of special education guidelines; the outcomes of this…
Descriptors: Special Education, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Mayes, Thomas A. – Preventing School Failure, 2008
Teen dating violence is a common and often overlooked problem in schools. The consequences of teen dating violence often include decreased academic achievement and increased risk for school failure. The law may provide relief for targets of teen dating violence, including granting orders of protection (no-contact orders) against their…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Guidance, Violence, Peer Relationship
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Menendez, Anthony L. – Preventing School Failure, 2007
In this informational survey, the author briefly explores the needs of professional staff and administrators who serve students in alternative educational settings and special education and provides a listing of helpful Internet resources. Initially, the author provides general information concerning the current state of alternative education…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Professional Personnel, Programming, Internet
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Zetlin, Andrea G. – Preventing School Failure, 2000
This article describes use of Resource Coordinating Teams (RCT) to: (1) integrate school-support programs and services for students with disabilities with one another and with community resources and (2) encourage services and programs to function in an increasingly cohesive way. Discussion identifies RCT issues concerning student patterns,…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Delivery Systems, Disabilities
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Hendrikson, Jo; Gable, Robert A. – Preventing School Failure, 1997
Discusses the purposes of student grades, including those driven by Individualized Education Programs. Grading options to ensure objectivity, fairness, and accountability for students with diverse needs are suggested. Types of tests available and possible adaptations are described. School districts are urged to create a grading policy that is…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Grading
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deFur, Sharon H. – Preventing School Failure, 1997
This paper urges increased educator and community agency collaboration in preventing failure among students with special needs, including students with disabilities. A chart compares networking, coordination, cooperation, and collaboration and distinguishes among them in terms of types of interaction, examples, impact on students, and impact on…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Consultation Programs, Disabilities, Dropout Prevention
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Boomer, Lyman W. – Preventing School Failure, 1992
A survey of 238 Kansas principals, which found searching of students (especially of students with disabilities) not uncommon, is reported. Relevant court litigation is briefly reviewed and lawful guidelines concerning "reasonable suspicion" and "reasonable scope" are explained. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation
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Shriner, James G.; Spicuzza, Richard J. – Preventing School Failure, 1995
This discussion of the legal considerations and safeguards concerning the assessment of students at risk for school failure focuses on procedural safeguards and best practices for assessing at-risk students at the prereferral intervention stage and the formal assessment stage, and considers the assessment of educational results. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Practices
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Lauritzen, Paul; Friedman, Stephen J. – Preventing School Failure, 1991
This article describes children having emotional/behavioral disorders, presents data demonstrating the critical shortage of teachers for this population, discusses factors that contribute to this problem, and offers recommendations including giving teachers of these children an additional salary stipend and providing them the option of…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Special Education Teachers
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Nelson, Richard C. – Preventing School Failure, 1990
The paper challenges teachers to creatively use current educational reforms and challenges reformers to consider seven questions concerning the effect of proposed reforms on the emotional atmosphere of schools, student attitudes toward learning, student feelings toward self, teachers' creativity, student needs, and nonmainstream students. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Louvis, Alex – Preventing School Failure, 1990
A data-based crisis support program at a special school for severely emotionally disturbed children provides on-the-spot intervention for students with behavioral difficulties, records data about the incident, and provides monthly summary data reports on program use. One month's data report is used to illustrate program structure and data…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Crisis Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Shinn, Mark R.; Habedank, Lisa – Preventing School Failure, 1992
This article presents a rationale for using curriculum-based measurement (CBM) in making special education eligibility decisions, offers a model of how CBM data can be used to make eligibility decisions, and discusses issues and controversies (such as linking CBM data to intervention and addressing exclusionary components) in using CBM for this…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Diagnosis
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Shelton, Maria; Cook, Martha – Preventing School Failure, 1993
This article provides a brief introduction to fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) including characteristics, incidence, current government programs, successful local programs, and implications for school administrators. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Alcoholism, Demonstration Programs, Handicap Identification
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Braaten, Sheldon – Preventing School Failure, 1991
A draft policy developed by the Minneapolis (Minnesota) public schools concerning the use of aversive or deprivation procedures with students who are handicapped is presented. The policy model covers such elements as response to prior interventions; written treatment plan; informed consent; supervision; maintenance and retention of records;…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Discipline Policy
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