April 2019 - The Hub: Connecting Research to Policy and Practice

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The Hub: Connecting Research to Policy and Practice

April 2019


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What We're Reading

Principle Pipline:A Feasible, Affordable, and Effective Way for Districts to Improve Schools

Principle Pipelines: A Feasible, Affordable, and Effective Way for Districts to Improve Schools


Stratagies for Scheduling

Strategies for Scheduling: How to Find Time to Intensify and Individualize Intervention

What Should Educators Keep in Mind when Engagaing with Families of Students with Intensive needs? Video

What Should Educators Keep in Mind when Engaging with Families of Students with Intensive Needs?

Innovation in Action


Partnering with Nonprofits to Transform Evidence into Action


Taking Struggling Schools to New Heights


Family-school Ties at Center of Tacoma Homelessness Prevention Program


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Upcoming Events

Tuesday April 30, 2019, Webinar: Positive Discipline and Healthy Kids- An Opportunity for Washington State


Wednesday-Friday, May 22-24th, Better Together: Collaboration, Coordination, and Compassion- 2019 Student Support Conference


Monday- Wednesday, June 24-26, 2019, Pacific Northwest Trauma Informed MTSS Conference 


Monday- Wednesday, July 29-31, 2019, 2019 CA MTSS Professional Learning Institute


Thursday-Friday, August 1-2, 2019, All the Students. All the Time. WASA/OSPI Special Education Conference


Thursday-Friday, October 3-4, 2019 PBIS Leadership Forum


Thursday- Saturday, November 7-9, 2019, Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health


In this issue:

Job Announcement: Director of Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)

This position works as a member of an inter-departmental team. This position provides leadership to develop, refine and evaluate a Washington State MTSS framework. This position supports efforts within the agency to leverage MTSS as a critical strategy for improving both academic and non-academic outcomes for all students. This position also serves as an internal expert on matters related to building the capacity to support MTSS implementation at each level of the education system (state, regional, and local). This position reports to the Executive Director of OSPl's Center for the Improvement of Student Learning (CISL).

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Building Systems of Integrated Supports

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Learning depends on the social, emotional, physical, and mental health of students. The systems that come together to support young people’s learning and development include schools, community organizations, health care providers, businesses, out-of-school service providers, and municipal and state agencies. But these systems are at times siloed in how they serve youth. Integrated student support offers a compelling solution to addressing the strengths and needs of the whole child...  

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Forestalling Preschool Expulsion: A Mixed-Method Exploration of the Potential Protective Role of Teachers' Perceptions of Parents


Preschoolers are being expelled at an alarming rate and little is known about protective factors. One factor may be the relationship between parents and teachers. Using surveys and interviews, the present study explores teachers’ perceptions of parents and center support as they relate to teachers’ requests to have a child removed from their classroom, an action related to expulsion. Teachers who have more negative perceptions of parents and perceive less center support working with parents were more likely to have requested a removal of a child in the past year. Qualitative comparisons yield differential themes around attribution of child behavior to parents and styles of engagement with parents between teachers who have requested a removal and those who have not...

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Does Parental Involvement Matter for Students' Mental Health in Middle School?


Middle school is a risky period, marked by increased peer victimization, and the onset of several mental disorders, including suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs). Parental involvement is critical to students’ well-being; however, few studies have examined the role of parental involvement among middle school students or its effect on their mental health. This study examined the effects of perceived parental involvement and victimization on adolescents’ mental health difficulties (MHDs) and STBs. We also investigated whether these effects varied across demographic groups, and whether perceived parental involvement buffers the relationship between victimization and students’ mental health outcomes...

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