The US Education Department’s Race to the Top fund is allocating $400 million to support school districts’ implementation of reforms that will improve student achievement. The fund will equip 15–25 districts with four-year awards ranging in value from $5 million to $40 million.
The competition affords districts a unique opportunity to advance reforms that will yield positive, enduring results, improve classroom management, enhance learning, and foster a safer, more caring environment for teachers, students, and support staff alike.
The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program equips school staff with skills to safely manage assaultive and disruptive behavior. Along with its advanced programs and bounty of resources, the program is vital to a comprehensive effort to improve the quality and safety of learning environments in every district for both regular education students and students with disabilities. The program is centered on a philosophy of ensuring Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM for all, and aligns with the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Apply to the Race to the Top district competition and make Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training part of a strong plan to empower your district with skills and resources to boost student achievement. Applications are due October 30, 2012.
Learn more about the connection between the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program and Positive Behavior Supports [PDF].