Center for MH in Schools & Student/Learning Supports  
 

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2021 Over the previous years, our analyses of prevailing school improvement legislation, planning, and literature have delineated fundamental deficiencies, especially with respect to enhancing equity of opportunity and closing the achievement gap.

As schools recover from the pandemic, there are opportunities to move forward in making essential changes.

With this in mind, a major facet of our work in 2021 is to focus school improvement policy and planning on:

For details see the resources listed below.

Moving in New Directions

See  National Initiative for the Transformation of Student and Learning Supports

Also see

All New Center Resources (Reports, Briefs, Information Resources. Packets, Practice Notes) are Reported Each Month in the Center UPDATEs section of ENEWS and Entered into the Resource Catalogue.


News Item News from Around the Country
News and reports related to enhancing how schools address barriers to learning and teaching, mental health concerns, etc.


 
  Newsletter Quarterly e-Journal
Addressing Barriers to Learning.

Summer issue

>Using Summer to Prepare Better Ways to Address Concerns about Students’ Learning and Mental Health

    • Outreaching to and reengagingdisconnected students
    • Improving differentiated instruction
    • Broadly embedding social emotionallearning and development
    • Reorganizing student/learning supports
    • Promoting staff well-being

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Access to previous issues of this resource are online at http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/news.htm

   

Practitioners Exchange

Community of Practice --
"Weekly Practitioner"

http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/practitioner.htm

6/9/21
>How are federal stimulus funds being used to address barriers to learning and teaching? Will the work be sustainable when the special funding ends?
>How about using relief funds to transform the way schools address mental health concerns?
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

5/26/21
>Now what for students who didn't participate in online learning?
>School Districts are Helping Increase Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations
>New Report:Implementation Science and Complex School Changes
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

5/19/21
>How are schools helping students return to normal?
>Homeless students: Using stimulus funds to address the challenge
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

5/12/21
>More about outreaching to those who have not returned and also addressing chronic absenteeism
>Opportunities for summer learning
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

5/5/21
>Developing an infrastructure for social and emotional development
>Averting Targeted School Violence: Secret Service Analysis
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

4/21/21
>About community mental health agencies working in schools
>Learning from school reopenings
>One year of school closures: What’s next?
>Special Announcements
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

4/14/21
>Resilience and the Pandemic
>Moving forward with a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

4/7/21
>About Resources to Address Racism Against Asians, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.
>Lessons learned as students return to school
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

3/17/21
>About School Planning for Uncertainty in Navigating COVID-19
>How Do Young Children Explain Differences in the Classroom? Implications for Achievement, Motivation, and Educational Equity
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

3/10/21
>What is being done about substance abuse during the pandemic?
>COVID-19 Prevention via the Science of Habit Formation
>New Directions for Student/Learning Supports Staff
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

3/3/21
>Anticipating and planning for demonstrations related to the trial of the officer charged in George Floyd’s death
>More on 504 accommodations
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

2/17/21
>504 accommodations
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

2/10/21
>Reengaging Dropouts: Outreach and Re-entryStrategies as Schools Re-open
>From a HS student: Pressure to open schools is foolish in a pandemic
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

2/3/21

>Share experiences about schooling during the pandemic
>Meeting the needs of students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
>School connectedness in these challenging times
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

1/20/21

>Psychological impact of multiple challenges: What should schools do?
>Tackling the Pandemic’s Mental Health Impact
>Concerns about the push to “catch up”
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

1/13/21

>How might schools respond to the violence at the U.S. Capitol?
>How are schools planning to meet the needs of special education students?
>What’s being done to reach youth and connect them with needed services?
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources

1/7/21

>Schools Responding to the Violence at the U.S. Capitol: A Time to Help, a Time to Model, and a time to Teach

1/6/21
>A Superintendent’s search for ways to address the strain on staff in her district
>Why are students asked to pay for equipment?
>About the nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education
>Links to a few other relevant shared resources
*Access this and previous issues of this resource online at http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/practitioner.htm
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> >How is the Summer being used to Support Students and Enhance Learning?

>Using the Summer to Prepare Better Ways to Address Students Needs

    Also:
    • Quick links to online resources
    • A few news stories
    • Comments and sharing from the field

 


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