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From the ECS State Policy Database: School Climate/Culture - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Analysis of School Climate Priority in Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs) for California's 50 Largest School Districts - Adoption of local control funding in California brought with it the rule that in their three-year accountability plans, districts must include goals, actions and expenditures that addressed school climate as measured by suspension and expulsion rates, and surveys of students, parents and teachers. An analysis indicates: 92 percent of districts have goals to decrease suspensions, but 42 percent have goals that are not as specific as required. While some findings are encouraging, others indicate room for improvement. (Brian Lee, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California, January 2015)...

The Appropriateness of a California Student and Staff Survey for Measuring Middle School Climate - Researchers found the California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey of students and staff reliably and validly reports different school climate measures such as safety and connectedness, meaningful participation, bullying and discrimination, and caring staff-student relationships. All school level measures were associated with school-level student academic performance and suspensions. (Thomas Hanson and Adam Voight, REL West, September 2014)...

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