To improve teaching and learning, schools and districts must weave together school and community resources more systematically.
Teachers need more support to help struggling students rather than bans that reduce their ability to manage their classrooms.
Schools must be both creative and effective at responding to discipline problems.
UCLA and two county education departments are collaborating to train teachers and administrators throughout the state on alternatives to traditional discipline.
Efforts to expand California's ban on suspending students for “willful defiance," now limited to K-3 grades, also still in play.
Multi-tiered system of support helps educators solve problems before they become problems.