School Climate

Second-grade students raise their hands during a math lesson with teacher Carlin Daniels at Pulaski Elementary School in Meriden, Conn., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
Second grade students raise their hands during a math lesson in Meriden, Conn., Sept. 30.
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School Climate & Safety From Our Research Center Higher Student Morale Linked to In-Person Instruction, Survey Shows
Educators see student morale rising since last spring, according to a new EdWeek Research Center survey.
Holly Kurtz, October 14, 2021
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Student Well-Being Why High School SEL Programs Feel 'Lame'—and How to Fix Them
Here's how to devise high school SEL lessons that don't feel preachy and align with adolescents' cognitive and psychological development.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 12, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Students Are Finally Back Together. Here's How They Feel About It
While well aware of COVID-related change, students seem to be focused on such typical high school fare as grades and college-entrance exams.
Larry Ferlazzo, October 11, 2021
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Teaching Opinion What Students Think About Their Third Year of Pandemic Schooling
Some are happy to be back, to be with friends and learn in person, while others prefer learning online. And worries persist over COVID.
Larry Ferlazzo, October 10, 2021
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From left, Mia-Arie Wilson, 13, Lindsey Coates, 13, Ava Bell, 13, and Makayla Waiters, 13, at Western Branch Middle School in Chesapeake, Va., on Sept. 21, 2021. The students are members of the Student Council Association and have been instrumental in making changes at the school.
From left, Mia Arie Wilson, 13, Lindsey Coates, 13, Ava Bell, 13, and Makayla Waiters, 13, at Western Branch Middle School in Chesapeake, Va., were part of a student social justice task force that prompted big changes at their school.
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School & District Management Students Sought Changes at Their Middle School. Their Principal Listened
Principal Kambar Khoshaba initiated a student social justice task force at the middle school he leads. Students say it's had a big impact.
Denisa R. Superville, September 29, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion ‘A Culture of Care’: How Schools Can Alleviate Educator Stress This Year
It takes more than deep breathing to alleviate the stress teachers feel. Here's how to get to the root cause.
Sean Slade & Alyssa Gallagher, September 23, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion What 9/11 Can Teach Us Today
We can only guess at what weighs on other people. Hurts and wounds are not always visible on the outside.
Pamela Cantor, September 15, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Prioritize Student Well-Being This Year
Use the Student Thriving Index to find out where your kids stand. Because you cannot manage what you cannot measure.
Angela Duckworth, September 8, 2021
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Student Well-Being Webinar Reengaging Students: Seizing the Moment to Foster Student Success
With an infusion of federal funding from Covid-relief aid, districts and schools have a unique opportunity to invest in more whole child student supports to help recoup academic ground. Engaging families is an important part
August 31, 2021
School Climate & Safety Spotlight Spotlight on Safe Reopening
In this Spotlight, review how your district can strategically apply its funding, and how to help students safely bounce back, plus more.
June 17, 2021
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Teaching Profession Is It Time to Relax Teacher Dress Codes?
After teaching at home in comfortable clothes, some school and district leaders support casual attire for teachers returning to classrooms.
Elizabeth Heubeck, May 21, 2021
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School Climate & Safety What the Research Says 'High-Surveillance' Schools Lead to More Suspensions, Lower Achievement
Cameras, drug sweeps, and other surveillance increase exclusionary discipline, regardless of actual student misbehavior, new research finds.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 21, 2021
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