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ERIC Number: ED553160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 35
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Findings from an Investigation into the Culture of Calm Initiative
Levenstein, Rachel; Sporte, Sue; Allensworth, Elaine
University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research
In late 2010, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) initiated a new safety program called the "Culture of Calm" initiative (CoC). Since 2010, CPS has focused resources on schools in order to improve school climate--particularly school safety. These resources were used, to a large extent, to hire vendors that provided services to teachers and students in 47 high schools in Chicago. This report provides information to Chicago Public Schools about the perspectives of principals, coordinators, vendors, students, and teachers in the "Culture of Calm" schools. Included is analyzed data from a web survey of principals and coordinators, focus groups of vendors, along with student and teacher surveys to examine possible effects of the initiative. The following appendices are included in the report: (1) Methodology; (2) Survey questionnaire for web survey of principals and coordinators; and (3) Supplementary Trends in My Voice, My School Survey Data.
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Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research; Reports - Research-practitioner Partnerships
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research
Identifiers - Location: Illinois