Principal March/April 2020: Wraparound Services

Orchestrating wraparound services requires a steady hand to lead collaboratively with multiple stakeholders across boundaries. This issue of Principal is designed to equip school leaders with the strategies they need to integrate supports and close opportunity gaps for the students.

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This issue of Principal is also accompanied by a Leading Lessons guide, “Wraparound Services," to help principals create and grow connections and partnerships at their school.


Geared Toward Support
Integrated services produce the best educational outcomes
Steve Majors

Hungry for Knowledge
Breakfast After the Bell reduces barriers to nourishment at school, helping students get ready to learn
Jillien Meier

A Safe Haven
A trauma-sensitive school can be the hub of a vibrant, supportive community
Susan Cole

Intervention at Every Step
How to prevent and intervene in a suicide crisis

A Lifeline for At-Risk Children
Afterschool programs expand wraparound services through community partnerships
Jodi Grant

Serving Those Who Serve
Schools have a range of options to help families adapt to the frequent moves required by a career in the military
Erica Natalicchio and Christopher Wooleyhand

Engaging Families Early & Often
A dual-generation strategy can help extend the benefits of early learning
Deborah Bergeron


Left to Their Own Devices
Schools must be at the forefront of preventing tech addiction among children in order to head off its often devastating effects
Lisa Strohman


From the Editor
Ready to Thrive
Kaylen Tucker, Ph.D.

Nuggets of research, policy, and practice to keep you informed

5 Things
What you need to know about the association that has your back

In the Spotlight
Social Justice Warrior: Edgardo B. Castro

Practitioner’s Corner
Physical Education Without Isolation
Often distanced from other teachers, PE teachers need oversight, validation, and understanding to thrive

Early Learning
Prevent Fadeout
Sustaining the academic gains that children make in preschool

Starting Up a Sensory Room
An area designed for student self-regulation needs a suitable space, specialized equipment, and staff training to be effective

Best Practice
Going in Blind
Reducing the potential for teacher bias in special education assessments

Speaking Out
Taking on Tradition
Survey reveals strategies for principals wishing to promote multicultural understanding in rural, predominantly white schools

Parents & Schools
School Spending, Explained
What principals and parents need to know about new “per pupil expenditure” provisions 

A Head Start on Student Support
L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE