Research Report Evaluating School Climate and Discipline: Tools for Parents, Schools, and Policymakers
Michael Katz, Kristin Blagg
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Student discipline and school climate have entered the national discourse in recent years, catalyzed, in large part, by data on racial disparities in suspension and expulsion rates. In this brief, we examine the school climate and discipline landscape and the availability of information on these issues for parents and public actors. Based on our analysis of available data and examination of gaps in reporting, we recommend that school districts improve their tracking and reporting of school climate information, use national data measures to refine school level reporting, and monitor the impact of school discipline and school climate data publication on schools and parents.
Research Areas Education Children and youth
Tags K-12 education Kids in context Washington, DC, research initiative
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center Center on Education Data and Policy
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV