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(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:

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:
Jorstad, S. (2011, November 4). Smithfield 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:
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:
Pennsylvania State Education Association (producer). May 2015. PSEA Learning Lessons: Teamwork, Organization, Respect, Choices, and Honor (TORCH) [video file]. Retrieved from:
Santoni, M. (2018, March 26). Betsy DeVos visits Johnstown, makes goof on promise to visit struggling schools. TribLive. Retrieved 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:
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Norton, A. (2012, October, 16). Study gives school behavior program a good grade. Reuters. Retrieved from: