<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> National Initiative
for Transforming Student
and Learning Supports
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>Equity of opportunity is fundamental to enabling civil rights;
transforming student and learning supports is fundamental to
enabling equity of opportunity, promoting whole child development,
and enhancng school climate.
During 2016, we increased our Center's support for those pioneering state and district initiatives already implementing learning supports as a third component of school improvement policy, as well as coaching and providing technical assistance for those who indicate a desire to move forward. In addition to the new book, our Center is revising and adding to our online free resources – including professional development activities, powerpoints, and implementation resources.
To kick off 2017, on January 23rd, we held a national summit on ESSA and Learning Supports: Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching to Enhance Equity of Opportunity -- see
And, of course, we continue to provide free online technical assistance and coaching on request.
Let us hear your views about direct action to end the marginalization and transform student and learning supports. Also, let us know if you are ready to move forward to develop a Learning Supports Component to better address barriers to learning and teaching and re-engage disconnected students. Send to Ltaylor@ucla.edu or to firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS
UCLA Department of Psychology
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563