PBIS In the News (Pennsylvania's Stories)

  • July 18th, 2013
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PAPBS Newsletters

In addition to the following stories and featured articles, please also go to the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Network’s website ( )to access the PAPBS Network’s Newsletters

Stories and Featured Articles

(2009, January 9). Teaching Behavior at School. WHYY News and Information. Retrieved from:

(2010, March 29). Positive behavior support program at March Elementary School being considered as a model for Pennsylvania educators. Retrieved July 17, 2013, from

(2012, June 29). Steckel wins banner of excellence for positive behavior program. The Morning Call. Retrieved from:

Berrett, D. (2009, September 26). Rewarding good behavior pays off for both school and students. Pocono Record. Retrieved from:

Chute, E. (2013, May 13). Homewood school alters approach to good behavior. Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Retrieved from:

Chute, E. (2013, September 3). Schools finding suspensions ineffective for changing student behavior. Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Retrieved from:

Crowley, M. (2016, June 7). Conneaut Valley Team honored statewide for positive behavior programs. The Meadville Tribune. Retrieved from:

Dirsmith, J. (2018, March 14). Safer Schools Are Possible with Behavioral Intervention. Retrieved from:,1475818/

Donovan, S. (2014, April 5). St. Stephen’s keep punitive measures out of focus. Triblive News. Retrieved from:

Fisher, D. (2012, March 12). Students cash in on good behavior. The Morning Call. Retrieved from:,0,1386557.photogallery

Gibbons, G. (2016, March 21). Mental Health First Aid event at the Luzerne Intermediate Unit provides options for children in crisis. Times Leader. Retrieved from

Graham, K. (2015, October 6). A Philly schools program draws international praise. Te Inquirer. Retrieved from:

Interventions improve student behavior. (2012). Retrieved July 17, 2013, from

Jablow, Paul. (2015, June 2). From discipline-and-punish to a culture of prevention. Retrieved June 17, 2015 from

Jorstad, S. (2011, November 4). Smithfiled Elem. spirit assembly pushes stars for good behavior. Pocono Record. Retrieved from

Krum, T. (n.d.). Be Safe, Be ready, be respectful, and be responsible. Retrieved July 17, 2013, from

McCurdy, B. (2011, July 16). It takes an informed village. Retrieved July 17, 2013, from

McCurdy, B. (2011, September 25). Learning to expect best of city students. Retrieved July 17, 2013, from

McCurdy, B. (2007, July 16). It takes an informed village. Retrieved July 17, 2013 from

Morelli, C. (2012, November 12). Washington talks to students about positive behavior. The Centre County Gazette. Retrieved from:

Ostrander, B. (2017, October 25). Pizza, parents and PBIS. The Daily Review. Retrieved from:

Panizzi, T. (2013, October, 30). Kerrtoberfest at Sharpsburg’s Kennedy Park a big hit with students, staff, community. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from

Pellico, M. (n.d.). Three tiers of supports and interventions. Retrieved July 17, 2013, from

Pennsylvania State Education Association (producer). May 2015. PSEA Learning Lessons: Teamwork, Organization, Respect, Choices, and Honor (TORCH) [video file]. Retrieved from

Public Citizens for Children and Youth (2010). District embraces positive behavior support in IMAGINE 2014: PBS featured in 5-year strategic plan. PBS Express. Retrieved from:

Santoni, M. (2018, March 26). Betsy DeVos visits Johnstown, makes goof on promise to visit struggling schools. TribLive. Retrieved from:

Snyder, S. (2007, September 11). Adding rules to the three R’s At Logan Elementary and others, good behavior and positive discipline are key. Retrieved July, 17, 2013, from

Spalding, D. (n.d.). Integrating schools and mental health systems. Retrieved July 17, 2013, from

Toni, H. (2018, May 16). Student lounge rewards good behavior at Beth Center Middle School. The Retrieved from:

Wind, K. and Hall, S. (2014, October 19). Schools see positive change from behavior program. The Retrieved from

Valteau, C. (2013, April 20). Local schools, community can make progress against violence: PennLive letters. PennLive. Retrieved from

Voices from the Field: Interview with Nancy Thompson and Janine Figiel [Web log interview]. (2018, April 24). Retrieved April 30, 2018, from

Yerace, T. (2016, March 22). Highlands School District assessments go beyond academics. Trib Review. Retrieved from

Also See

Norton, A. (2012, October, 16). Study gives school behavior program a good grade. Reuters. Retrieved from

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