Stanford researchers found that teachers' participation in professional development to promote empathy correlated with half as many suspensions for their students. The findings suggest that attitudes may be as important as policies in promoting healthy school climates.
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April 07, 2016
The law suit claims that New York City schools do not respond adequately to violence, harassment, and bullying, creating an unsafe learning environment for students. The plaintiffs seek class-action status.
March 14, 2016
Encouraging students' growth mindset is about more than just praising raw effort, Stanford Professor Carol Dweck said at an Education Week event. Read some tips and watch her full remarks here.
March 03, 2016
Reno Principal Denise Hausauer wears a bell so students can hear her coming down the halls. "I want to catch them doing something good," she says.
February 22, 2016
Parsing through studies of 54 interventions at the primary school level, researchers from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, examined four different methods for improving classroom management.
February 09, 2016
Mean girls and demeaning boys on teen shows are linked to later real-life social aggression in teenagers, a new study finds.
September 17, 2015
The Walton Family Foundation will fund research on measuring and nurturing social-emotional skills and grit.
July 09, 2015
A new report released today includes the most recent federal data on issues like school-related deaths, student victimization, bullying, drugs, and school safety measures.
June 23, 2015
Advocates of restorative justice announced a victory Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District announced the reallocation of some school-policing funds toward programs meant to improve school climate.
June 12, 2015
New research underscores the important role that adult alcohol policies and habits play on youth drinking.