Massachusetts’ Safe and Supportive Schools Commission releases its first annual report with recommendations to the Legislature and Governor.
Representative Ruth Balser and Senator Sal DiDomenico were honored with Legislative Champion awards at the Massachusetts Advocates for Children’s “Celebrating Voices” event. Rep, Balser and Sen. DiDomenico were recognized for their leadership as a champions of Safe and Supportive Schools for all the children in Massachusetts.
The American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts recently voiced its support for Safe and Supportive Schools.
Boston Neighborhood Network News interviews Andria Amador about Boston Public School’s use of Social Emotional Learning and creating safe environments for all students.
TLPI was featured as the Cover Story in the Harvard Law Bulletin’s Fall 2014 Issue. The article discusses TLPI’s origins and work on Trauma-Sensitive Schools.
Professor Jeanie Tietjen, founder of the Center for Trauma & Learning in Post-Secondary Education (CTLPSE) at MassBay Community College, discusses an article by Janell Ross in the National Journal titled Does Exposure to Violence and Trauma Impact Students’ Education Prospects? The article looks at the effects of violence and trauma on students , in the wake of the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
Elizabeth Prewitt, AcessTooHigh.com, covers Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s signing Safe and Supportive Schools legislation into law in her article Massachusetts …
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick made history today as he signed the Safe and Supportive Schools provisions into law. With the enactment of these provisions, Massachusetts becomes a national leader in supporting schools and districts to create the whole-school safe and supportive environments that can serve as the foundation for all students to learn and succeed.
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.
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.