Representing Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax

Education preparation programs; teacher licensure, certain coursework, training, or instruction (HB 894)

Legislative Action Summary

Requires all incoming public school teachers to have training in best practices for conflict prevention and de-escalation. This will help schools avoid restraint and seclusion wherever possible when working with disruptive students. Thank you to Alexandria School Board member Meagan Alderton and advocate for people with autism Alex Sprague for helping me to formulate this proposal.

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