News to Know

Congratulations to over 215 Illinois Schools Recognized for PBIS Implementation in 2023-24

Visit the Recognized Schools List

The Center on PBIS is looking for implementation partners who want to enhance their implementation while supporting validation of the TFI 3.0

The Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) is a measure of the extent to which school personnel are implementing core features of PBIS across the three tiers. The measure has recently been revised with an increased focus on classroom implementation, mental health, equity, and family and student voice.

We are currently in the final phase of the validation process to ensure that the new TFI is the most effective way to support school-wide implementation. We are recruiting schools (across all implementation levels) to help with this validation by:

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Enter the PBIS Film Festival! 

The purpose of this film festival is to highlight the work that schools and agencies are doing in between each APBS Conference. There are two major film categories: instructional PBIS videos, and school engagement videos. 

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Federal Commission on School Safety’s First Field Visit Focuses on School Climate

Watch the Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) first field visit at Frank Hebron-Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Maryland, focusing on school climate and prevention efforts implemented by local schools. The commission hearing features national PBIS expert Dr. George Sugai (left) of the University of Connecticut, who gave an overview of how PBIS links school climate, social emotional development and character development and emphasizes a systems-based approach to organizing practices.

Do you have questions about starting PBIS Implementation? 

Visit our "Starting PBIS" webpage, and register for an upcoming Training Event!

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Schools on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities: Read this "Dear Colleague" letter.

National News: US Depts. of Ed. and Justice release federal guidance on school discipline and discrimination, emphasizing  prevention and positive school environments. Visit website for guidance package and resources.

Updated 5/23/24jn