Center for MH in Schools & Student/Learning Supports
This call is directed at everyone concerned with addressing barriers to learning and teaching and re-engaging disconnected students. The three sections below provide ideas for moving school improvement policy and practices forward in ways that evolve student/learning supports to enhance equity of opportunity for all student to succeed at school and beyond..
End the Marginalization! It's Time for Direct Action!
Now is the time for everyone concerned about ending the marginalization of student and learning supports to act. Be a voice for
>expand from a two to a three-component policy framework
>unify student/learning supports
>develop the unified component into a comprehensive and equitable system
If you want us to send information to anyone, just let us know.
At a minimum, let us know your thoughts about direct action to elevate student and learning supports in policy as a nonmarginalized and unified system. That will help us in mobilizing others.
Send your ideas and any information about what you see happening to Ltaylor@ucla.edu or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's an example of one group's position statement (CA. Pupil Services Coalition)
We have an ongoing nationwide outreach campaign. The outreach is designed to build awareness regarding:
If you want anyone sent the info, send email addresses to Ltaylor@ucla.edu
Start with a Few Strategic Steps
(1) Speak out, create awareness, and advocate
(2) Share information with others (directly and/or through us)
(3) Send in your ideas
(4) Use every window of opportunity to be a catalyst for fundamental systemic changes that can enhance the effectiveness of supports for addressing barriers to learning and teaching and re-engaging disconnected students.
Remember: If schools are to enhance equity of opportunity for all students to succeed at school and beyond, it will take enlightened leadership at all levels to end the status quo by moving forward. And, it will take committed people, working together, to establish and fully unify and develop comprehensive learning support systems into every school improvement initiative.
Here's a few other resources
you can share with
If you are interested in learning more,
please contact: Linda Taylor at: email@example.com
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