Week 1 – July 6th, 2023 Theme: Upcoming Multicultural/Multilingual Networking Opportunity

The Region C PTAC invites you to a Multicultural/Multilingual Networking Opportunity Zoom meeting on Wednesday, July 19th, 2023 at 2pm EST/1pm CST/12pm MDT. Learn about your colleagues’ favorite Spanish publications and bring yours to share. Join the Zoom meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88120502850

Week 2 – July 11th, 2023 Theme: Resource on Confronting Racial Discrimination in Student Discipline

Recently, OCR and the Justice’s Department of Civil Rights Division released this “Resource on Confronting Racial Discrimination in Student Discipline.” This resource gives specific examples of discipline discrimination investigations and demonstrates steps school districts can take to proactively improve student discipline. https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tvi-student-discipline-resource-202305.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Week 3 – July 18th, 2023 Theme: Corporal Punishment in Public Schools Fact Sheet

Many states in our region do not have laws banning corporal punishment. This fact sheet on Corporal Punishment in Public Schools from the Department of Justice outlines that Black students and American Indian/Alaska Native students received corporal punishment at roughly twice their rate of enrollment. The next time you are asked to support Black students or students of Native heritage, please consider this information in your approach. https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/corporal-punishment-part-4.pdf

Week 4 – July 25th, 2023 Theme: Referrals to Law Enforcement & School-Related Arrests in U.S. Public Schools Handout

Disproportionate disciplinary practices based on race continue to be addressed by OCR related to Referrals to Law Enforcement and School-Related Arrests in U.S. Public Schools. Consider this information in your efforts to support students of color related to discipline. https://ocrdata.ed.gov/assets/downloads/Referrals_and_Arrests_Part5.pdf