Tag Archives: school climate

3 Questions for Changing School Climate

School climate has rightfully emerged as an essential element of any school improvement initiative. The goal of improving a school’s climate should be universally accepted by every member of that school’s community, but it is often met with resistance.

Schools that want to improve their climate typically choose a survey that helps them measure and quantify their climate.…

Managing Threats Part 3: Preventing Violence and Creating Safe Schools

Part 3: School Staff- What to Do to Respond to Threats

School staff work hard to make sure that students feel safe at school. But unfortunately, while deaths occurring in schools are rare, school violence is on the increase.
PBSEverythingElem9Threats are a good indication that future violence may occur.…

The Struggle Continues: Racial Disparity in School Discipline

By Photo by Warren K. Leffler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Warren K. Leffler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

– Excerpt from “I Have a Dream,” speech given by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963, Washington, D.C.

School Spotlight: Turnaround Arts at the King School

Editor’s note: The President’s Committee’s Turnaround Arts initiative is a public-private partnership designed to help transform some the nation’s lowest performing schools through arts education. Only eight schools were chosen to receive the initiative, one of which is the King School in Northeast Portland, Oregon.