Role of Principals
. Research indicates that effective principals can reduce student absenteeism, especially in urban and high-poverty schools, but are not necessarily the same principals who drive large test score gains, indicating principal accountability
needs to be multidimensional.
Makeover Climate and Culture
. Learn how Paxinosa Elementary School (PA)
improved their school climate by focusing on student and teacher wellness, family supports, and the learning environment.
The latest version of the ED School Climate Surveys
platform has been released.
Editorial director of FutureEd analyzes the strengths of school climate and student engagement
data and its risks for accountability purposes.
Culturally Responsive Teaching.
Educators who participated in a culturally responsive teaching program
share thoughts about their unconscious biases, perceptions of systemic inequity, and how they changed their teaching as a result of the program.
Faculty from Boston College and Simmons University
discuss how teaching students about oppression and critical consciousness is a vital component of social-emotional learning.
A simple technique
can help an agitated student regain the calm state of mind needed for learning.
SEL Approach. Southwest Junior High (AR)
is changing its approach to discipline by using social-emotional learning to teach students skills and change their school climate.
This policy brief summarizes the mixed research findings on restorative justice
in education and provides recommendations for strategic implementation.
Learn strategies to align principals and teachers
in addressing the challenges of student discipline.
Read about ways to implement
restorative practices in both the classroom and school.
Value of Positive Supports
. Research indicates more teacher praise and fewer reprimands in the classroom are associated with improved on-task student behavior
. After nearly a decade of school discipline reform in California
, the suspension rate for African American students continues to decline and data suggests restorative justice programs are effective at improving school climate.
School Integration. Harvard researchers
released a report on parent support for school integration.
Behavioral Health. The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
has developed a new resource that provides an overview of prominent school behavioral health frameworks.
Supporting Hospitalized Students.
A teacher shares strategies
for supporting hospitalized students and their transition back to school.
Effect of Educational Attainment.
This interactive tool
examines the relationship between adolescent educational opportunity and life expectancy.
. According to 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS)
data, e-cigarette use among secondary students has increased alarmingly since 2017.
Vaping Toolkit. Addiction Policy Forum
has developed a toolkit explaining the risks of adolescent vaping and teaching and intervention strategies.
. Therapists bring community mental health care directly to students in the Minneapolis Public Schools
Effect on Academic Performance.
investigates the association between emotional intelligence and academic performance.
Youth Voice Survey. Youth Truth
released a report summarizing survey data from over 70,000 students’ perceptions of their emotional and mental health.
Suicide Prevention. Anonymous reporting systems
have helped save lives of adolescents experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Effect of School Isolation
. Putting children in isolation during school risks causing unnecessary trauma, the U.K. Centre for Mental Health
These strategies can help school bus drivers manage behavior and increase student safety
Technology. Cincinnati Public Schools
uses an online student safety platform to monitor students’ safety on and off campus.
Lockdown Drills and Disabilities.
Schools need to plan and implement supports
for students with disabilities during lockdown drills.
Standardized Violence Prevention Protocol.
The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)
has received a federal grant to fund development of the first standardized violence prevention protocol (SVPP) for U.S. schools.
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