Advancement Project: Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track: Web Site and State Map
Advancement Project works at both the national level and with grassroots organizations nationwide to examine, expose, and reform practices that lead to the criminalization of students. It also works to build capacity for community-led work and build bridges among those working to end the school-to-prison pipeline. This map presents State-based activities, resources, and news related to the school-to-prison pipeline.
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Web site provides information and resources for creating safe and supportive schools in Alaska.
- School Safety
This Web page provides information on school safety laws and regulations in Alaska and provides national and State school safety resources.
- School Climate & Connectedness/Assets
This Web page provides resources on school climate, including an introduction to school climate and connectedness developmental assets, information on school climate assessments and evaluations, links to school climate research, and other resources related to school climate (e.g., professional development, sample guidelines, parental involvement).
- School Counseling/Behavioral Health
This Web page provides information and resources about school counseling and behavioral health services.
- Restorative Justice/Discipline
This Web page provides several resources on restorative justice and discipline, including research and links to trainings, videos, Web sites, examples, samples, and guidelines.
- Alaska Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports
This Web site provides schools and districts with resources related to the implementation of schoolwide positive behavior supports (SW PBS), including resources related to the phases of implementation: Orientation, Readiness, Data Collection, and Implementation of Tiers.
- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) eLearning Course
This Web-based, interactive training course supports Alaskan educators and parents. The PBIS eLearning course offers parents and educators the opportunity to become familiar with the purpose and history of PBIS and learn about the Universal Tier, where behavioral expectations are taught to all children in a school, early childhood, or agency program.
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning: Collaborative Districts Initiative: Alaska (Anchorage):
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL’s) Collaborating Districts Initiative is a national effort aimed at supporting districts’ capacities to promote social and emotional learning for all students. This effort recognizes that positive student outcomes depend on improving classrooms and schools, which in turn depends on improving districtwide capacities and conditions. To promote such systemic changes, CASEL has partnered with eight large urban school districts. This page provides links to information about this initiative in Anchorage, Alaska and other participating districts.
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning: SEL in Your State
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the University of Illinois at Chicago Social Emotional Learning Research Group are conducting a review of educational standards related to social and emotional learning (SEL) from preschool to high school in all 50 States and the six Territories to understand whether and how States currently address SEL in their learning standards. This Web site presents the findings from the review by State and grade level. The preliminary findings from the first year of this 2-year project, State Scan of Social and Emotional Learning Standards, Preschool through High School, is also available for download.
Dignity in Schools Campaign: Resources on Your State: Alaska
This Web site includes resources, by State, that the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) has been collecting for stakeholders. For some States, the Web site includes information on suspension and the pipeline to prison, as well as parent advocacy guides related to student pushout.
National Center for School Engagement Truancy Program Registry
The National Center for School Engagement provides a registry of truancy reduction programs by State, and includes detailed information about each program including contact information and evidence of effectiveness. Searches can also be narrowed by keywords, grade level, evidence of effectiveness, and more.
National Center on Response to Intervention: RTI State Database: Alaska
Response to Intervention (RTI) integrates assessment and interventions to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems. This database provides locally-developed (by States, territories, or districts) resources on a number of topics related to RTI, including behavior management, disproportionality, and cultural and linguistic competence. The resources, which range from policy documents and briefs to trainings and tools, are provided in an effort to share examples and information across States. Site visitors can search the database by State, topic (e.g., disproportionality, cultural and linguistic diversity), grade level, resource type, and/or audience.
National School Climate Center: School Climate Policies and Laws Database: Alaska
This database contains information about laws and policies designed to address school climate and bullying prevention in each State. From this database, users can generate profiles of State policies for school climate and bullying prevention efforts, and view reports on State policies on these two issues.
Project Ki’L (pronounced kul'uh—a Dena'ina word for boy) serves Alaska Native and American Indian boys in grades K–5. It seeks to (1) narrow the academic achievement gap for Native boys, (2) improve school attendance for Native boys, and (3) create a more culturally inclusive climate in project schools. The project also offers professional development for teachers and support staff and student activities designed to build the social and emotional skills of participating boys.