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Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments


Creating and Sustaining Discipline Policies That Support Students’ Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic Well-Being and Success: Strategies for School and District Leaders


Alternatives to Exclusionary Discipline: What, Why, and How from our team at the Center for School Safety


Discipline vs. Punishment

Barbara Coloroso believes effective discipline "gives life to learning" and encourages a student who has made a mistake to own the problem, fix the problem and learn from the mistake.

Schools must be safe havens for teaching and learning, free from crime and violence. The NYS Center for School Safety, a contractor for the New York State Education Department's Office of Student Support Services, provides professional development and technical assistance to school and district administrators, staff, students, parents, community members and Boards of Cooperative Education.

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New York State Education Department
Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework
The CR-S framework helps educators create student-centered learning environments


Guide for Suicide Prevention for School Personnel

Companion Guide to the New York State Office of Mental Health’s A Guide for Suicide Prevention in New York Schools from NYSED

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