School officials are increasingly focused on students’ social and emotional learning.
School districts are trying a variety of strategies aimed at creating safe and welcoming school environments, but there is controversy over the role and frequency of student surveys, and how to use them.
Legislature has until July 1 to extend ban on suspending students for willful defiance of school authorities, a category that is used too often to punish students for minor infractions
Survey included students in grades 7, 9 and 11.
Positive school climate boosts student achievement test scores in California, research study from WestEd says.