After celebrating 20 years of the Schubert Center, the center is excited to announce that we are beginning this academic year with the appointment of Associate Professor of Psychology, Anastasia Dimitropoulos, as Research Director. Dimitropoulos will lead the center’s research initiatives through the oversight of Faculty Associate involvement and our community-based research projects. Read More
Ohio passed legislation to improve school climate and safety, increase student social emotional supports and reduce suspensions in pre-k – 3rd grade.House Bill 318 (132nd GA) includes guidelines and standards for school resource officers (SROs) to better clarify the SRO role and ensure SROs have an understanding of child and adolescent development, as well as training in age-appropriate practices for conflict resolution and de-escalation. The SAFE Act (“Supporting Alternatives for Education” formerly SB 246) is also included in HB 318, which seeks to reduce the removal of young students from school for disciplinary reasons and instead address the contributing causes for challenging classroom behavior. To read more about the Schubert Center’s efforts, visit our policy to action page.
On Sunday, June 24th, the Schubert Center hosted 40 participants to discuss diversity in children’s literature as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s city-wide Common Ground conversation initiative. The theme of the day was “Place,” and participants answered the question “Why does place matter?” as well as learned more about the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement. Picture Book Suggestions handout
The Schubert Center is pleased to have Cara Byrne, Ph.D., a full-time lecturer in the Department of English and a SAGES (Seminar Approach to General Education) Teaching Fellow, take on the Research Advisor on Diverse Children’s Literature role during our work with the Cleveland Foundation’s Common Ground and Book...