Title: School Climate: Why Is It Important?

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
3:30 - 4:30 pm Eastern Time


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Our Guest This Week

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Terry Pickeral

Terry Pickeral is the president of Cascade Educational Consultants providing leadership in: youth engagement, school climate, service-learning, civic development, education policy, state and district leadership and other practices to sustain quality education reform focused on equitable student and community engagement. He has worked with students from high-risk environments and those marginalized from quality education experiences. He is a senior consultant to the National Center for School Climate, the co-chair of the National School Climate Center, and a senior educational consultant with Special Olympics Project UNIFY.

This Week's Topic

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 graduation rates; school connectedness and engagement; academic achievement; social, emotional and civic learning; teacher retention; and effective school reform.


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