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National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines how community partners can support school climate improvements. Organizations and individuals can partner with schools in many different ways--from delivering or coordinating direct services to students and families inside or…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, School Community Relationship, Intervention
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that district leaders--including superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors of student support services, or others--can take to support school climate improvements. Key action steps are provided for…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Change Strategies
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that noninstructional staff--including guidance counselors, social workers, school psychologists, office staff, bus drivers, maintenance and facility staff, and food service staff--can take to support school…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Administrative Principles
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that instructional staff--including teachers, paraprofessionals, and others in the classroom who provide instruction or assistance--can take to support school climate improvements. Key action steps are provided…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that school leaders--including principals, assistant/vice principals, and building leaders--can take to support school climate improvements. Key action steps are provided for the following strategies: (1)…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines how family members--including guardians of students--can support school climate improvements. Key action steps are provided for the following strategies: (1) Participate in planning for school climate improvements; (2) Engage…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps to engage students in the school climate improvement process. Key action steps are provided for the following strategies: (1) Participate in planning for school climate improvements; (2) Engage stakeholders in…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Educational Planning
Yoder, N.; Darling-Churchill, K.; Colombi, G. D.; Ruddy, S.; Neiman, S.; Chagnon, E.; Mayo, R. – National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
This reference manual identifies five overarching sets of activities for improving school climate, with the goal of improving student outcomes (e.g., achievement, attendance, behaviors, and skills). These sets of activities help to initiate, implement, and sustain school climate improvements. For each activity set, the manual presents a clear…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2016
Students learn best when they are in environments in which they feel safe, supported, challenged, and accepted. In addition, environments that have strong school climates foster the social, emotional, and academic well-being of all students. Research shows that when schools and districts effectively focus on improving school climate, students are…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
Osher, D.; Fisher, D.; Amos, L.; Katz, J.; Dwyer, K.; Duffey, T.; Colombi, G. D. – National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2015
Discriminatory discipline practices in the nation's schools disproportionately impact students of color; students with emotional, behavioral, and cognitive disabilities; and youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ). Large numbers of these students are removed from class, lose opportunities to learn, and…
Descriptors: Discipline, Minority Group Students, Disabilities, Homosexuality
Stuart-Cassel, Victoria; Terzian, Mary; Bradshaw, Catherine – National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2013
Bullying is considered one of the most prevalent and potentially damaging forms of school violence. Each year, more than a quarter of middle and high school students are subjected to some form of bullying in their school environments. Research has identified potentially harmful immediate and long-term consequences for bullying-involved youth and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Aggression, Definitions, Educational Environment