<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 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 enhancing school climate
Where's it Happening?
What's Been Happening Since 2015 &
- Trailblazing and Pioneer Initiatives
- Scholastic's series on learning supports exploring how districts and schools
can support students who face barriers to learning
Some Ideas for Moving Forward
- 1/23/17 --Summit Agenda
- 1/24/17 --Next Steps 1/26/17 -- Summit Report 2/7/17 -- Why is there so little attention in ESSA planning with respect to transforming student and learning supports? 3/4/17 - Revitalizing Local Control: Transforming Student/Learning Supports and Enhancing Equity of Opportunity- 3/11/17 -- QUERY: About Improving student and learning supports 3/15/17 --US Dept. of Education's streamlined ESSA planning template 3/22/17 --Response to queries about help for moving in new directions for student/learning supports 3/30/17 --Are you moving toward personalizing learning? 4/5/17 --ESSA -- Why are we wasting the opportunity of the Every Student Succeeds Act by continuing to marginalize student/learning supports? 5/10/17 -- Escaping Old Ideas to More Effectively Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching: Some New Resources
- 5/22/17 -- Announcement About New Books
- June, 2017 -- Message to School Boards Á administrators
- June, 2017 -- How are you enhancing equity of opportunity for all students?
- June, 2017 --Priority: Enhancing the School’s Role in Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching
- July 9, 2017 --Which Schools are Taking Equity Seriously?
- July 14, 2017 --Brief Report on Responses to an Inquiry about Which Schools are Taking Equity Seriously?
- July 24, 2017 --How are you working to end the costly fragmentation of student/learning supports?
- July 29, 2017 -- School Choice Discussions are Masking What’s Really Involved in Enhancing Equity of Opportunity at School
- August 7, 2017 -- Vague planning continues re. addressing educational problems
- August 14, 2017 -- Time for Straight Talk about Mental Health Services and MH in Schools
- August 25, 2017 -- Evolving School Improvement Planning for Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching
- September 7, 2017 -- More schools developing learning supports into a unified system
- September 15, 2017 --Call to action to end the marginalization and fragmentation of student/learning supports --
- September 24, 2017 -- ESSA Stakeholder Engagement -- Get to the Planning Table --
- October 1, 2017 -- Where are the school improvement discussions about student/learning supports? --
- October 15, 2017 --An easy step in making student/learning supports a higher priority in school improvement planning
- October 22, 2017 -- About the Gates Foundation focus on networks of schools
- October 29, 2017 -- School Improvement, ESSA, and Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching
- November 12, 2017 -- Is MTSS becoming another buzzword?
- November 13, 2017 -- As a Buzzword, MTSS will be Counterproductive
- November 19, 2017 -- Scholastic, Inc. is working on transforming student/learning supports
- December 2, 2017 -- More Information about Improving Student/Learning Supports
- December 8, 2017 -- Integrated Student Supports (ISS) initiatives need to be embedded into a Unified, Comprehensive, and Equitable System of Learning Supports: Don’t Stop with an Integrated Student Supports (ISS) Initiative!From 2016
- 1/13/16 --Summary of First Responses to the Jan. 11 Survey on ESSA and the Additional Accountability Indicator
- 1/19/16 --ESSA: Will Adding a Nonacademic Accountability Indicator Enhance Student and Learning Supports?
- 1/26/16 --ESSA and Equity of Opportunity
- 2/3/16 --We Need a School Board Policy to Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching
- 2/23/16 -- ESSA, Equity of Opportunity, and Addressing Barriers to Learning
- 5/6/16 -- Using ESSA to Transform Student and Learning Supports
- 5/25/16-- Starting to Plan for ESSA? Have You had a Critical Dialogue About Advancing Equity of Opportunity?
- 6/10/16-- Piecemeal Policy Advocacy for Improving Schools Amounts to Tinkering and Works Against Fundamental System Transformation
- 7/21/16-- Supports for Students Deemed At-Risk
- 8/2/16-- The Case for Making Student/Learning Supports a Primary Component of School Improvement
- 8/17/16 -- A New School Year; Opportunities to Anticipate and Address Problems -- As school starts, are staff waiting to react rather than working to prevent problems?
- 8/24/16 --Preparing for ESSA? -- Start by Reviewing the Analyses of What’s been Wrong with School Improvement Efforts
- 9/13/16 -- Using ESSA to EMBED Mental Health into School Improvement
- 9/26/16 -- A Concerned Analysis of Arizona’s ESSA Draft Plan for Supporting All Students
- 10/5/16 -- Why aren’t Student and Learning Support Staff Seen as School Leaders?
- 10/10/16 -- About ESSA Planning
- 10/19/16 -- ESSA State Consolidated Plans: Rethinking MTSS to Better Address Barriers to Learning
- 10/26/16 -- Is bullying a symptom of the need for systemic school changes?
- 11/2/16 -- Improving ESSA Planning for Student and Learning Supports
- 12/11/16 --•SPECIAL PRE-SUMMIT Every Student Succeeds Act: Planning is an Immediate Task, But . . . Addressing Barriers to Learning is the Pressing Imperative
- 1/21/15 -- Opportunity to focus ESEA reauthorization on transforming student and learning supports
- 1/28/15 -- About the Senate's full committee hearing on Fixing No Child Left Behind: Supporting Teacher and School Leaders (1/27/15)
- 2/3/15 -- About Tuesday's (2/3/15) Senate's Committee Hearing: Innovation
- 2/11/15 -- Building Momentum for Ending the Marginalization of Student and Learning Supports
- 2/18/15 -- Moving Forward NOW!
- 2/25/15 -- The Disconnect Between School Improvement Politics and What Schools Need to Succeed
- 3/25/15 -- About the Personalized learning initiative in New England
- 3/31/15 -- Eight Points to Consider about Why Schools Need To Transform Student and Learning Supports
- 4/6/15 -- Do you know anyone who is not in favor of having high standards for students?
- 4/15/15 -- Test Scores Plateauing? Consider Transforming Student & Learning Supports
- 4/22/15 -- School Improvement: Who’s Mapping and Analyzing Student and Learning Supports?
- 4/28/15 -- Student & Learning Supports: Getting Credit for all that is being done
- 5/4/15 -- You want higher achievement test scores – Transform Student and Learning Supports!
- 5/13/15 -- Rethinking Websites in Conveying School Improvement Efforts
- 5/19/15 -- Trend toward School Funding Formulas that Address Barriers to Equity of Opportunity?
- 5/27/15 -- Is Planning for Transforming Student and Learning Supports on the Summer Agenda?
- 6/3/15 -- 2015 State Teachers of the Year Identify Barriers to Learning & Teaching
- 6/18/15 -- Keeping Public Education Viable
- 6/24/15 -- Equity of Opportunity at School: A Civil Right
- 7/8/15 -- Principals Tell Us Efforts to Address Learning, Behavior, and Emotional Problems are Consuming a Large Portion of the Budget without Returning Enough on the Investment
- 7/22/15 -- Kicking off the School Year with a Sense of Exciting Renewal: Generating Hope, Not Ho Hum
- 8/5/15 -- What we are hearing about transforming student and learning supports...
- 8/19/15 -- Focus on School Adjustment Problems: INVEST NOW . . . OR PAY LATER!
- 8/15/15 -- Relaunching Students & Learning Supports
- 9/1/15 -- Follow-up on Relaunching Students & Learning Supports
- 9/22/15 -- Transformation Requires Unifying – Not just Integrating Student/Learning Supports
- 10/1/15 -- More about Integrating Student and Learning Supports "Integrating Supports, a Useful Step, but Not the Main Point"
- 10/14/15 -- Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child – The Implementation Problem
- 10/28/15 -- Farmers have a saying: Weighing the Pig, Doesn’t Fatten it.
- 11/10/15 -- Engagaing and Re-engaging Students and Families
- 12/17/15 -- About Expanding School Accountability: Rather than One Additional Measure, Add Real Accountability for Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching
- 12/29/15 -- How Will Every Student Succeed? (Blog for Education Post)
CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS
UCLA Department of Psychology
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563