PBIS http://wfpl.org en JCPS Suspends 10% Fewer Students, but More Information is Needed to Know What's Working http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-suspends-10-fewer-students-more-information-needed-know-whats-working <p>Suspensions are down this year in Jefferson County Public Schools, but officials warn the district needs more proof before saying what works.</p><p>African American students make up the bulk of those suspensions (about two-thirds). But data presented to the school board Monday night suggests the group saw a decrease of around 10 percent in the first four months of this school year, which is on par with white students.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:25:58 +0000 Devin Katayama 8379 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Suspends 10% Fewer Students, but More Information is Needed to Know What's Working JCPS School Board Members Getting More Complaints About Classroom Behavior http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-school-board-members-getting-more-complaints-about-classroom-behavior <p>Some Jefferson County school board members say they’ve received more calls this year than in the past regarding disruptive classroom behavior—and board members are concerned the district’s discipline policy is being interpreted differently by principals.</p><p>“By no means am I getting lots and lots of concerns, but I’m getting more this year than I have ever had before from parents about students in a number of schools, in a number of kinds of situations,” says board member Debbie Wesslund, who represents neighborhoods in the East End.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:36:05 +0000 Devin Katayama 7708 at http://wfpl.org JCPS School Board Members Getting More Complaints About Classroom Behavior The First Days of School: Building Community, Expectations, Connections http://wfpl.org/post/first-days-school-building-community-expectations-connections <p>Greenwood Elementary School teacher Sarah Hodges sits in one of her student’s desks. Her room is clean, organized and it smells like the new air freshener she just opened<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I ask her how</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;long it takes for everything to be messed up.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"About an hour," she says.</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:58:41 +0000 Devin Katayama 6521 at http://wfpl.org The First Days of School: Building Community, Expectations, Connections