School Climate

Strategies for helping students feel safe and respected at school

Teacher Mindsets: How Educators’ Perspectives Shape Student Success

How teachers’ attitudes, beliefs, and classroom practices fortify students’ investment in learning

Restorative Practices for School Discipline, Explained

An alternative, equitable approach to discipline

School Climate Surveys in State ESSA Plans

Why and how states are using school climate surveys to help identify struggling schools

Why Small Classroom Interruptions are a Big Problem

Research on the impact of classroom disruptions on learning

Take Away Students’ Cell Phones to Rebuild Belonging

The importance of relationships to student engagement

CORE Lessons: Measuring the Social and Emotional Sides of Student Success

California’s CORE school districts’ use of student, teacher and parent surveys of school climate to drive school improvement

How School Suspensions Affect Student Achievement

Research into the negative effects of suspensions on academic success

School Climate

By the Numbers

Firearm-related Deaths

  • 4,357

    Firearm-related deaths among children in 2020

  • 30%

    Increase in firearm-related deaths among children between 2019-2020

Source: NPR analysis

Bullying

  • 43%

    Transgender students who reported having been bullied at school, 2019

  • 17%

    Cisgender students

Source: The Brookings Institution's analysis of the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Parents’ Support of School Security Measures

  • 43%

    Public school parents who support armed teachers

  • 82%

    Armed police

Source: PDK Poll conducted June 17-25, 2022

Perceptions of School Safety

  • 79%

    School leaders who rate their school extremely or very safe

  • 53%

    Students who rate their school extremely or very safe

Source: NASSP's Survey of America’s School Leaders and High School Students

School Climate

All Work

Restorative Practices for School Discipline, Explained

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Research Notes: Long-Term Success in Community Schools: Evidence from New York City

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To Help Kids Catch up Academically, Let’s Focus on Friendships

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The Thin Blue Line in Schools: New Evidence on School-Based Policing

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Mental and Physical Health

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Changing the Narrative: The Push for New Equity Measures in Education

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The Short- and Long-term Benefits of School-based Mentoring

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Pollution’s Troubling Consequences in the Classroom

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School Resource Officers, Discipline and the Feeling of Safety

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Going Green: K-12 Schools as Models of Sustainability

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ANNOTATION: Tennessee’s School Voucher Law Gets What it Deserves

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Can School Climate Surveys Measure School Quality?

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