School Climate: Why Is It Important?

Posted by on January 08, 2012

Solutions to the Dropout Crisis
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

School Climate: Why Is It Important?

presented by
Terry Pickeral

What are the standards for school climate?
How is it created and sustained?

Participants will be exploring the importance of school climate in dropout prevention and school improvement. School climate is the quality and character of school life. It is reflected in the values, norms, beliefs and behaviors of students and adults engaged in education. Research consistently demonstrates the impact of school climate on student development and performance as well as social, emotional, intellectual, and physical safety; positive youth development, mental health, and healthy relationships; higher education rates; school connectedness and engagement; academic achievement; social, emotional and civic learning; teacher retention; and effective school reform.

Supplementary materials and all necessary information about participating fully in this professional development opportunity are found on our Web site at If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the National Dropout Prevention Center at [email protected] or 864-656-2580.

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