Month: June 2018

UConn to Train Teachers to Offer Mandarin

June 8, 2018

The University of Connecticut will start offering what is believed to be the only full teacher preparation program in Mandarin Chinese in January. Already with what officials say is a robust World Language program, UConn would include Mandarin to a program that already turns out teachers of French, Spanish, German, Italian and Latin.

Safety Commission Field Visit to Explore ‘Positive Behavior’ Strategy

June 1, 2018

The Federal Commission on School Safety will have its first “field” hearing Thursday—and second meeting—at a school in Anne Arundel County, Md., that has embraced Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS. Also on hand: Dr. George Sugai, the co-director of the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports at the University of Connecticut.

At Federal School Safety Commission Meeting, Lessons From First-graders

June 1, 2018

During a field visit by the Federal Commission on School Safety at the Frank Hebron-Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Md., George Sugai said schools that have faithfully and consistently implemented the PBIS program — which includes interventions for students who misbehave — have seen results. If schools implement the strategy, “you’re likely to see decreases in referrals for major infractions. You’re likely to see decreases in bullying,” Sugai said.