School Climate and Bully Prevention Policy Trends: An invitation to collaboratively understand and publish a review

| September 7, 2016

School climate reform has garner growing federal, state and district policy and practice support for two major reasons: Every relevant federal agency and a growing number of State Departments of Education have endorsed and/or supported school clamte reform as the single most effective prevention strategy for (i) bully-victim-bystander behavior and (ii) high school dropouts. School climate reform recognizes and coordinates social, emotional and civic as well as cognitive aspects of student learning and school life: systemically, instructionally and relationally. The passage of Every Student Succeeds Act comes into effect in 2017 and will slightly increase State and district interest in school climate improvement efforts. There is also significant and growing interest in bully-victim-bystander behavior as CDC has recognized this prevalent behavior as a public health crisis.

The National School Climate Center (NSCC) was founded at TC in 1996. NSCC is now the countries leading school climate center. Over the last decade we have become increasingly involved with district and state level policy reform efforts: http://www.schoolclimate.org/climate/database.php.

An invitation: Are you interested in taking a co-leadership role in conducting a 2016 state level bully prevention and school clamte policy review and – in an overlapping manner – updating our online data base (http://www.schoolclimate.org/climate/database.php) , please let me know. The review will build on our 2011 state-level bully prevention and school clamte policy review (www.schoolclimate.org/climate/documents/policy_brief.pdf). Although NSCC does not funds to pay you to this, the work will lead to a published paper in a peer reviewed journal. You would be the senior author.

School Climate Policy Trends Invitation