Many factors affect school climate and safety, determining the conditions for learning and teaching. By managing engagement, safety, and a supportive learning environment properly, schools at all levels can grow stronger. AIR has developed toolkits and resources to support educators in their efforts to transform school climate and improve safety in our nation’s schools.
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1 Jan 2017
Secondary schools suspend or expel two million students each year, mostly for non-violent offenses such as disruption, disrespect, tardiness and dress code violations. Research shows that getting suspended or expelled increases students’ risk for falling into unproductive behavior, affecting their social-emotional development, academic performance, and life trajectories. AIR has developed toolkits and resources to support educators in their efforts to transform disciplinary practices in our nation’s schools.
19 Oct 2016
Accurately measuring school climate helps schools identify areas of improvement and choose evidence-based interventions for effecting positive change. Read what our researchers are finding out about how learning environments affect whether students feel—and are—safe, connected, supported, and challenged.
10 Oct 2016
The Safe Place to Learn resource package provides a range of materials to support school efforts to prevent and eliminate peer-to-peer sexual harassment and sexual violence. This resource package supports school district and school staff efforts to comply with Title IX sex discrimination prohibitions and create a positive school climate.