September 2018 - The Hub: Connecting Research to Policy and Practice

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The Hub: Connecting Research to Policy and Practice

September 2018


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What We're Reading

Data for Learning

Data for Learning: Building a Smart Education Data System

Community Schools Playbook

Community Schools Playbook: Practical Guide to Advancing Community School Strategies

Intensive Intervention

Intensive Intervention: A Practitioner's Guide for Communicating with Parents and Families


Small KAthleen Lane

The Role of Behavior Screening in Tiered Systems Support


Why Administrators Should Support Data-Based Individualization

WSCC Practice Briefs

Thinking About the Link Training Materials: Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Practice Brief

WSCC Module

WSCC Modules: Thinking About the Link Between Health and Learning

Lessons Learned- PBIS

Lessons Learned on implementation of PBIS in High Schools

CAreer Academics

Career Academics: Long-Term Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes, Educational Attainment, and Transitions to Adulthood

Innovation in Action

Lack of nice, clean clothes can derail students. Here's how Whatcom schools are helping

Share your Innovation in Action by completing this form


Upcoming Events

Wednesday-Friday, December 5-7th: WERA/ OSPI Conference


Monday- Tuesday, November 5-6: MTSS FEST 2018


Thursday, October 11th: K-12 Data Governance Meeting.

In this issue:

Robin Howe

This month we welcome a new member to the team, Robin Howe. Robin replaces Amber Palmer as CISL's Administrative Assistant. She comes to us from the Legislature, and we look forward to all she will bring to CISL!

~The CISL Team

Washington's Inaugural MTSS Fest 2018

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National Center on Intensive Intervention


OSPI is partnering with the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) to bring some outstanding national and state speakers together for two days with the goal to provide individuals and teams at any stage of implementation of MTSS the knowledge, information, and resources needed to develop, enhance, or sustain an integrated MTSS framework that supports each student, family, and educator.

  Dr. Sharon Vaughn, University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Brandi Simonsen, University of Connecticut, are the keynote speakers this year.

 There will be over 30 breakout sessions from national and state experts and district, school, and early childhood MTSS implementers. Team planning time has been scheduled throughout the conference. Join us at MTSS Fest 2018!  

  Register Now!

Join the State-wide K-12 Data Governance Group!

The K-12 Data Governance Group is looking for new representatives from schools and districts all over Washington (small and large, rural and urban!) 

This group was established in 2009 by the Legislature and focuses on the educational data needed to serve teachers, parents, superintendents, school boards, OSPI, the Legislature, and the public.

Read the full recruitment announcement.

If interested, please send a resume and statement of interest to Emily Rang, Director of Data Governance at by September 27th.

Educating the Whole Child: Improving School Climate to Support Student Success

Learning institute

New knowledge about human development from neuroscience and the sciences of learning and development demonstrates that effective learning depends on secure attachments; affirming relationships; rich, hands-on learning experiences; and explicit integration of social, emotional, and academic skills. A positive school environment supports students’ growth across all the developmental pathways—physical, psychological, cognitive, social, and emotional—while it reduces stress and anxiety that create biological impediments to learning. Such an environment takes a "whole child" approach to education, seeking to address the distinctive strengths, needs, and interests of students as they engage in learning.


LeBron James is Schooling Us on What Education Reform Got Wrong

LeBron James


 In a recent article by Ed Surge that discusses LeBron James’ new school, I Promise, Washington is highlighted for its efforts to move forward integrated student supports.