school climate Tag Archive

A Turning Point: School Resource Officers and State Policy

In response to national protests against racism and police brutality sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, several school...

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Recent State Education Policy Actions Supporting LGBTQI+ Students

It’s Pride Month, and while celebrations look different this year, it’s an important time to appreciate the role schools and college...

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MN’s Approach to Creating Safe, Supportive Schools for Transgender, Gender-Nonconforming Students

In 2014, the Minnesota legislature passed the Safe and Supportive Schools resulting in the establishment of the Minnesota Department of...

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National Service Fuels a Holistic Approach to Student and School Success in Our Highest-Need Communities

This is a guest blog post from Jim Balfanz, president of City Year, a Pahara Aspen Fellow and a member of the Council of Distinguished...

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Want to Improve Student Success? Prioritize Movement!

In 1983, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition designated May as National Physical Fitness and Sports month to draw...

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More Than Awareness: Acceptance and ambition for students with autism

This April, in honor of National Autism Awareness Month, autism support organizations such as the Autism Society and Autism Speaks launched...

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2016 Legislative Round-up: Improving school health environments

So far in 2016, close to 1,000 K-12 education bills have been signed into law. While the heavy hitters such as accountability, assessments...

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