All posts by Claudia Vincent

Claudia G. Vincent, PhD, Research Associate. My interests include cultural dimensions of positive behavior support, measurement, and evaluation. My work focuses on development, testing, and evaluation of innovative student support strategies that result in equitable discipline outcomes.

Restorative Practices in the Classroom: Forging Positive Relationships

With the new school year upon us, teachers have the opportunity to reconnect with returning students and forge relationships with new students. In addition to teaching reading, math or science, teachers need to be positive role models and anchors in students’ potentially tumultuous and hectic lives.…

The Struggle Continues: Racial Disparity in School Discipline

By Photo by Warren K. Leffler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Warren K. Leffler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

– Excerpt from “I Have a Dream,” speech given by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963, Washington, D.C.

Meaningful Conversations about Disciplinary Equity

I recently attended the “Closing the School Discipline Gap” conference organized by the UCLA Center for Civil Rights Remedies and the Research to Practice Collaborative on Race and Gender Disparities in Discipline. The school discipline gap, i.e., inequitable discipline outcomes for students from different racial/ethnic backgrounds and abilities, affects students across the country.…