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The Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network

Is an educational organization housed at Sheppard Pratt Health System that supports implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in state, local, and community agencies throughout the Mid Atlantic. A partner with the OSEP funded National PBIS Technical Assistance Center, the Network develops the capacity of schools to prevent problem behaviors, promote positive school culture, and to evaluate the impact on both social and academic success of all youth, including those with the highest level of need. 
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Testing the Effects of SW-PBIS in Maryland State

Baltimore school suspensions fell last year

Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network's Dr. Kimberly Yanek will receive The 2018 Ted Carr Early Career Practitioner Award Winner from the Association for Positive Behavior Support. Congratulations Kim! (more)

Education Program Specialist-PBIS: Georgia Department of Education

Coordinator, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: School District of Philadelphia

APBS Board Elections: Nominations Requested 
Nominations for the APBS Board of Directors are now being accepted. Board members engage in important work related to developing the capacity of the APBS to serve its mission and membership. To that end, we would encourage you to consider running for the Board of APBS. The current Board represents a wide variety of people related to positive behavior support (PBS). The Board has reviewed information related to the affiliations of the Board and the overall membership of the organization (e.g., schoolwide applications, agency personnel). (more)

Aligning and Integrating Family Engagement in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

King Sends Letter to States Calling for an End to Corporal Punishment in Schools

Immaculate Heart recognized for use of program that encourages positive student behavior

The Southeastern 
School Behavioral Health Conference
presented by The South Carolina School Behavioral Health Community
April 27 and 28, 2017 
Myrtle Beach, SC
at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center

“Departments of Justice/Education Release Tools To Help States Implement School Resource Officers”.  

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Schools on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports for Students with Disabilities


National PTA and PBIS
National PTA endorses PBIS.  See the statement


On February 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which allows the public to comment on a proposed standard approach for defining significant disproportionality. This new rule, "Equity in IDEA", seeks to address widespread racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of students with disabilities. An analysis of data related to the proposed rule can found here. The official NPRM will published on the Federal Register website. The public comment period will be open for 75 days. (more)


Baltimore City Public School is looking to hire a Program Manager and a Data Specialist to assist with the newly awarded NIJ Coping Power in the City grant.  Learn more about the positions.