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Ensuring All Students Succeed:
The Imperative for
a Learning Supports Framework

Webinar Presentation now on YOUTUBE,

Rhonda Neal Waltman, EdD, is the senior director of Consultancy Services—Learning Supports for Scholastic, Inc. She has more than 30 years of experience in education reform using a learning supports model and has served as a teacher, counselor, principal, and assistant superintendent. Dr. Waltman first joined Scholastic as a consultant for Learning Supports and led the action research partnership. 

 As the Carnegie Council Task Force on Education of Young Adolescents (1989) stressed, “While school systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students, when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge.”

For all students to have the opportunity to succeed, what has to be done in schools to reduce student barriers to learning and to reengage them in the learning process? The Learning Supports Framework demonstrates how the provision of a wide range of learning supports, coupled with effective instruction, is the recipe for ensuring all students succeed.

Informed by the research of Drs. Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor from the UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools, this webcast will feature Scholastic Education’s Learning Supports staff who will share the school improvement model that has significant results in schools and districts across the nation.

This Solutions to the Dropout Crisis webcast looks at

  • Why a system of learning supports is an imperative for advancing school improvement and reengaging students.
  • What are learning supports and how are they typically deployed in school?
  • How can learning supports be delivered in an organized comprehensive manner?
  • The importance of building a school improvement plan that includes learning supports, along with instruction and management.
  • Key results that indicate a systems approach can directly impact positive outcomes for students.

National Center for Homeless Education

McKinney-Vento 101: Understanding the Rights of Students Experiencing Homelessness
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3f7e7801eb3986cd763d2d146b6e5a1f

McKinney-Vento 101: Understanding the Rights of Students Experiencing Homelessness
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3a8a0696edd8f78114c0d2ad7c28febb

Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility under ESSA
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e269ce9950364c8dd3d3a7e167926b163

Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students under ESSA
Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1a474f82609330cf92d413920f9845a9



  • 11/13/18 --  Building Systems for Student Success: When Academics Are Not Enough, Register

  • 11/14/18 -- Support feedback systems that develop strengths  Register

  • 11/14/18 -- Top Ten Things Elementary Principals Need to Know about Special Education   Register

  • 11/14/18 -- Principal Pipeline, Recruitment and Hiring Practices   Register

  • 11/27/18 -- Moving From Improvement to Transformation in Underperforming Schools   Register

  • 11/28/18 -- Engaging Schools: Embedding Social and Emotional Learning in High School Classrooms   Register

  • 11/28/18 -- School Safety   Register

  • 11/28/18 - School Improvement Under ESSA Register

  • 11/29/18 - Life Between the Numbers: Data & Analytics to Advance Achievement & Equity Register


  • 12/5/18 --Classroom Practices to Improve School Climate Register

  • 12/12/18 -- Principal Pipeline, Evaluation and Supports   Register

  • 12/12/18 -- Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful Classroom Practices Register




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