Quality Counts 2013: Code of Conduct - Safety, Discipline and School ClimateMeasured ProgressTalk About It

January 10, 2013

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A school's social and disciplinary atmosphere can have a profound impact on student achievement.
After millions of "get tough" suspensions and expulsions, educators nationwide look for ways to ensure safety and keep students in school.
A disciplinary spiral results in months of lost schooling for a student accused of using a cellphone in class.
Students with behavior issues are are both held accountable and put on a path that gets them to right a wrong.
Data collected by the Education Department shows wide variations in how schools use out-of-school suspension and expulsion.
A supportive environment can promote student achievement, and stress can be a hindrance, research and experience shows.
To learn more about educators' views on school climate, discipline, and safety, the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center conducted an online survey of teachers and school administrators.
A New York City high school plucked students from back in the academic pack as peer leaders, and reaps benefits.
From social workers to health clinicians, those who work with teachers to meet students' social and emotional needs feel the budget squeeze.
Funding for school resource officers has taken a hit in recent years.
Educators enlist outside partners in formal and grassroots efforts that boost morale, achievement and students' sense of security.
A school's physical space can help foster a sense of connection that promotes learning and reduces discipline problems.
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.
Prekindergarten, K-12, and college- and career-readiness indicators show gains, but other Quality Counts measures are mixed.
Includes tables with updated scores and letter grades on:
This interactive map offers a quick way to examine state-by-state grades and summary data.
Your turn. Manipulate grades for states based on weighting schemes of your choice.
Looking for detailed state data? The State Highlights Reports assemble findings on each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia and compare individual state data to national data.