Student Perceptions of Bullying.
The National Center for Education Statistics released three new Data Point Reports entitled Students’ Perceptions of Bullying based on nationally representative sample surveys of students ages 12 to 18.
Researchers report on the bi-directional relationship between bullying and internalizing problems
and the implications for practice.
Climate and Culture
The California PBIS Coalition honored several Fontana USD schools
for creating a positive school climate.
Portland school climate surveys find that, compared to other US school districts, Portland public schools
ranked near the bottom 10th percent.
Edutopia discusses how physical activity
provides an opportunity to build character and use teamwork to foster relationships, positive culture, and a sense of belonging in schools.
Read how Springfield Renaissance School in Massachusetts promotes academic success
by building a culture of respect and safety rooted in strong relationships, emotional safety, and self-directed learning.
San Francisco celebrated Inclusive Schools Week
to recognize the progress schools are making to create safe and supportive learning environments for increasingly diverse student populations.
Addressing Disproportionate Discipline.
Shelby County Schools in Tennessee is changing its approach to disciplining students with disabilities to include implementing Social-Emotional Learning
and reducing disproportionality.
When students and teachers at John C. Haines Elementary School in Chicago collaborated to create shared behavior expectations
, the whole class invested in the norms.
State Ban on Isolated Seclusion.
The Illinois State Board of Education has ended the use of isolated seclusion
in school disciplinary actions and committed to improved data collection.
Indigenous Student Disparities.
A report released by the ACLU of Montana identifies continued disparities in discipline
for Native American students.
The 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey
indicates 53.3% of high school students and 24.3% of middle school students have tried a tobacco product.
The Utah Board of Education passed an emergency measure allowing schools to ban electronic cigarettes and vaping devices