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District Management Journal


In this issue, our Spotlight focuses on strategies for improving and expanding social, emotional, and behavioral supports. With the number of students needing social, emotional and behavioral supports on the rise, with needs manifesting at ever younger ages, and with severity increasing, districts need to find ways to effectively provide supports and to do so within financial constraints. In this Spotlight article, DMGroup shares our ten best practices for expanding supports in a cost-effective manner.

Also in this issue:

Interview: Hear from Vivian Wu, Managing Director of Ventures at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, who shares CZI’s approach to social impact investing and its vision for transforming lives through education.

Case Study: Read about an examination of alternative schools and related programs at Norfolk Public Schools (VA) and the recommendations for the future.

Follow-up Case Study: Get an update on turnaround work at New Bedford Public Schools (MA). The district’s successes have resulted in its being released from state monitoring.

DMGroup in Action: See how Massachusetts’ DESE transforms data into actionable information to help districts make most effective use of its resources.

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