Director Susan Cole describes the work of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative and its vision for creating and advocating for trauma-sensitive schools.
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On March 31, 2014, the New York Times published the following Letter to the Editor by Susan Cole and Harrison Polans, responding to an editorial about students being suspended and expelled from schools and highlighting Massachusetts legislation that could serve as a model for the country. LEARN MORE
Jennifer Davis Carey, executive director of the Worcester Education Collaborative, discusses how an understanding of trauma's impact on learning and TLPI's Flexible Framework is guiding Worcester Public Schools' response to a high rate of suspensions. LEARN MORE
On March 1, 2004, the Boston Globe published a letter to the editor by TLPI on why An Act Relative to Safe and Supportive Schools (H3528) should pass. This law would provide a statewide framework to help schools create the safe and supportive school-wide cultures that are the foundation for a trauma-sensitive school. LEARN MORE