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Research Report: School Safety

June 07, 2011 1 min read
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A study of middle schools that put into place whole-school and curriculum-based violence-prevention programs over the course of three years found there wasn’t a significantly different effect on the rates of violence or victimization reported by students.

It focuses on a violence-prevention effort combining two programs: Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways, or RiPP, a curriculum-based approach; and the Best Behavior program, a whole-school approach.

Commissioned by the Institute of Education Sciences, the experiment involved 40 middle schools, half of which were randomly selected to receive the combined intervention.

A version of this article appeared in the June 08, 2011 edition of Education Week as School Safety

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