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Vol. 32, Issue 16

6 Ways to Create a Healthy School Climate

Over the last two decades, many in the public have viewed the lack of discipline as one of the key problems facing public schools. How can educators find a balance between establishing order and creating a welcoming learning environment for students? To share their insights into this thorny issue, Education Week Commentary asked six thought leaders the question:
What is the most effective approach for maintaining discipline and a positive climate in the public schools?
Read their responses:
Clinton L. Robinson Jr.
Southwestern Area Superintendent
Wake County, N.C.
Xian Barrett
Law and History Teacher
Gage Park High School, Chicago
Candi Cushman
Education Analyst
Focus on the Family
Earl Perkins
Assistant Superintendent of School Operations
Los Angeles Unified School District
Matt Cregor
Assistant Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Laurie Barron
Principal
Smokey Road Middle School, Newnan, Ga.