Reducing chronic absence goes hand in hand with cultivating positive conditions for learning. This brief discusses how education leaders, community partners and policymakers can use chronic absence data to address inequities and improve student outcomes.
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31 Jan 2018
School climate and social and emotional learning (SEL) have often been treated separately by researchers and practitioners, but both are necessary to build healthy schools. This brief reviews research on how positive school climates support SEL and how improved SEL contributes to improved school climate in elementary and secondary schools.
27 Feb 2013
David Osher addresses the tragedy at Sandy Hook and the research around creating safe school environments. Stating that there are no quick fixes or easy solutions to respond to the tragedy at Sandy Hook – or any of the other school shootings that have abruptly altered so many lives he asserts there are steps we can take to change the school environment so that students and teachers feel safe.