OSEP Director Releases Final Blog in Discipline Discussions Series, Introduces 200+ Resources

Discipline and Behavior. 5 Actions to Reduce Exclusionary Discipline. Final Post in Series.

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 31, 2023) — Valerie C. Williams, Office of Special Education Programs director, provided five actions people can take to reduce exclusionary discipline in her final Discipline Discussions blog released July 31. 

The five actions include: 

  1. Adopt a prevention mindset.
  2. Examine data.
  3. Create and support systems.
  4. Implement evidence-based practices.
  5. Access OSEP technical assistance resources.

“… This blog series was never intended to admire a challenge we know exists. Instead, every month OSEP-funded technical assistance centers have provided concrete, actionable, turnkey resources for educators, families, early childhood programs, and administrators at the state and local levels to reduce exclusionary discipline,” Williams said.  

To support the ability for people to find resources more easily, Williams announced the launch of database with more than 200 resources related to reducing exclusionary discipline.

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