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Research-to-Practice Bridge Event

Supporting student success through positive approaches to school discipline

Webinar
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Join us for a free webinar discussing disciplinary actions and the role they can play in educational equity, academic outcomes, and students’ learning and development.

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October 7, 2021

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Central Time
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Eastern Time

If you cannot attend the live event, please register to be notified when the webinar archive is available.

In this webinar, Eric Flowers, EdD, of the Arkansas Department of Education and Candace Hester, PhD, of REL Southwest will discuss discipline-related results from a recent REL Southwest study, Identifying Indicators That Predict Postsecondary Readiness and Success in Arkansas. Two national experts in restorative justice and discipline, Robert Mayo, PhD, and David Osher, PhD, will take a deeper dive on disciplinary actions and the role they can play in educational equity, academic outcomes, and students’ learning and development. Representatives from the PBIS Resource Center at Arkansas State University, Highline Public Schools in Washington, and Richland School District Two in South Carolina then reflect on the educative and restorative practices used in their districts and discuss how those approaches have affected student behavior and other outcomes.

Speaker(s) and panelists:

  • Eric Flowers, EdD, Chief Opportunity Officer, Arkansas Department of Education
  • Candace Hester, PhD, Principal Researcher, REL Southwest
  • Robert Mayo, PhD, Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  • David Osher, PhD, Vice President and Institute Fellow, AIR
  • Holly Ferguson, JD, Chief Policy & Strategy Officer, Highline Public Schools, Washington
  • Anne Merten, PBIS Resource Center Director, Center for Community Engagement, Arkansas State University
  • Dinah Taylor, District Behavior Intervention Specialist, Richland School District Two, South Carolina

Partnership sponsor: Southwest English Learners Research Partnership

Who will benefit: This webinar is designed for a broad national audience of educators, instructional coaches, principals, and district staff. District administrators and state education agency staff also may be interested in this topic.

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Contact:
Lacy Wood
lwood@air.org