School Climate

Take Away Students’ Cell Phones to Rebuild Belonging

After months of remote learning, teachers returned to classrooms in the past year under trying…

Mental and Physical Health

The pandemic presents twin health risks for students and staff. The initial…

School Facilities and Operations

About half the school districts and charter schools included in the…

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

School districts have used mentoring programs to help students develop a stronger connection to…

School Resource Officers, Discipline and the Feeling of Safety

In the past six months districts across the country, including Minneapolis, Portland, Denver…

With an Influx of Covid Relief Funds, States Spend on Schools

This piece and interactive maps were published in The 74. Asked by the U.S. Education…

Strategies for the New Administration to Strengthen Public Education

Among the many challenges facing the Biden-Harris administration is the future of the nation’s public…

Going Green: K-12 Schools as Models of Sustainability

As K-12 schools seek innovative ways to meet students’ needs amid the pandemic and shift…

School Climate Surveys in State ESSA Plans

School climate and student engagement have emerged as key elements in promoting academic success. Recognizing…

School Climate and the Impact of Neighborhood Crime on Test Scores

Research tells us that violent crime in a student’s neighborhood can contribute to weaker academic…

The Effects of New Orleans School Reforms on Discipline

One criticism of New Orleans’ shift to a state-run school school district in the wake…