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Quality Counts 2013 Press Release Education Week: January 10, 2013

Education Week: January 10, 2013:

Quality Counts 2013: Code of Conduct - Safety, Discipline and School Climate

JANUARY 10, 2013

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A schools social and disciplinary atmosphere can have a profound impact on student achievement.
After millions of 'get tough' suspensions and expulsions, educators nationwide look for ways to assure safety and keep students in school.
A disciplinary spiral results in months of lost schooling for a student accused of using a cellphone in class.
Students with behavior issues are are both held accountable and put on a path that gets them to right a wrong.
Data collected by the Education Department shows wide variations in how schools use out-of-school suspension and expulsion.
A supportive environment can promote student achievement, and stress can be a hindrance, research and experience shows.
To learn more about educators' views on school climate, discipline, and safety, the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center conducted an online survey of teachers and school administrators.
A New York City high school plucked students from back in the academic pack as peer leaders, and reaps benefits.
From social workers to health clinicians, those who work with teachers to meet students' social and emotional needs feel the budget squeeze.
Funding for school resource officers has taken a hit in recent years.
Educators enlist outside partners in formal and grassroots efforts that boost morale, achievement and students' sense of security.
A school's physical space can help foster a sense of connection that promotes learning and reduces discipline problems.

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