Category: school climate

Creating and Sustaining a Positive and Communal School Climate: Contemporary Research, Present Obstacles, and Future Directions

This white paper from the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is part of the NIJ’s Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI), a research-focused program that focuses on increasing the safety of schools nationwide and reducing school crime and violence. School climate has a clear impact on all members of the school community; students in …

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Register for Webinar: Advocating for LGBTQ+ Young People in Schools and Juvenile Justice Facilities

Hosted by the Legal Center for Youth Justice and Education The Legal Center for Youth Justice—a national collaboration of the Juvenile Law Center, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Education Law Center-PA, and the ABA Center on Children and the Law—will host a webinar exploring the intersection of education and the juvenile justice system for LGBTQ+ youth, …

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Three States Cite School Climate Surveys in Their ESSA Plans, Why Don’t Others Use Culture for Accountability?

The 74 By Kate Stringer Of the dozen state ESSA plans that have been submitted so far to the U.S. Department of Education, most have nothing but praise for school climate surveys as measurements of school quality. But when it comes to actually using surveys as accountability measures, most states back away. Only three states …

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