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School Climate Improvement and Breaking the Bully-Victim-Bystander Cycle

National School Climate Center (PDF, 4 pgs.)

National School Climate Center's research and best practices in the area of bullying prevention.

Promoting Respectful Schools

ASCD, 2011. (web publication)

The September 2011 issue of Educational Leadership, "Promoting Respectful Schools," features articles on bullying, school climate, and preventing hate language.

School Culture and Climate

ASCD. (web resource)

ASCD’s website provides a list of school climate resources under its “Research a Topic” section.

How to Stop Bullying

ASCD, 2011. (web resource)

An edition of ASCD Express that discusses bullying and how it affects students, and gives advice on how to prevent harassment and create a safe and comfortable learning environment.

What Educators Need to Know About Cyberbullying

ASCD, 2012. (web resource)

A Special Edition Policy Priorities newsletter on cyberbullying curriculum and prevention resources, which includes a special infographic titled "Cyberbullying Legislation by State."

Position Statement on Early Childhood Art Education

National Art Education Association, Revised 2013. (PDF, 2 pgs.)

The visual arts are essential to early learning. Every child is innately curious and seeks to construct personal knowledge and understanding of the world. Children construct knowledge in meaningful social contexts with peers and adults. Children experience their environment in holistic ways that are best served by an interdisciplinary approach that includes both guided and spontaneous learning experiences. The visual arts support multiple ways of knowing and learning that are inherent in the unique nature of each child. The visual arts empower children to communicate, represent, and express their thoughts, feelings, and perceptions. The visual arts offer opportunities to develop creativity, imagination, and flexible thinking. The arts enrich a young child’s understanding of diverse cultures. Early childhood art programs should be comprehensive in scope, including studio experiences, interactions with artists, real and/or virtual visits to museums and art galleries, and opportunities to respond to art through conversation, storytelling, play, dramatics, movement, music, and art making. For additional information, please refer to the Position Paper on the Early Childhood Issues Group section of the NAEA website.

Establishing a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports at a School: Seven Steps for Principals and Their Staff

Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2012. (PDF, 22 pgs.)

Schools, districts, and state departments across the country are moving in new directions to address barriers to learning and teaching and to re-engage disconnected students. They are doing this by designing and developing a comprehensive system of student and learning supports and fully integrating it into school improvement policy and practice. 

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the Secondary School Leader Action Brief

Achieve, 2013. (PDF, 26 pgs.)

Achieve, in partnership with College Summit, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), released a series of action briefs on the role of school counselors, secondary school leaders, and elementary school leaders in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This brief provides secondary school leaders with a deeper understanding of the CCSS and spells out their critical role in implementation.

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the Elementary School Leader Action Brief

Achieve, 2013. (PDF, 27 pgs.)

Achieve, in partnership with College Summit, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), released a series of action briefs on the role of school counselors, secondary school leaders, and elementary school leaders in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This brief provides elementary school leaders with a deeper understanding of the CCSS and spells out their critical role in implementation.

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Counselor Action Brief

Achieve, 2013. (PDF, 15 pgs.)

Achieve, in partnership with College Summit, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), released a series of action briefs on the role of school counselors, secondary school leaders, and elementary school leaders in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This brief provides school counselors with a deeper understanding of the CCSS and spells out their critical role in implementation.

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