This article reports on the results of an analysis of 76 school climate research studies which found that there was a strong correlation between positive school climate and student achievement. The results also suggest that school with positive climates have narrower achievement gaps.Source:
Evie Blad, Education Week, November 1, 2016Description:
Schools where students feel safe, engaged and connected to their teachers are also schools that have narrower achievement gaps between low-income children and their wealthier peers. A research analysis found correlations between improved school climates and narrower achievement gaps between students in different socio-economic groups. Authors of the analysis, to be published today in Review of Educational Research, analyzed 78 school climate research studies published between 2000 and 2015 to detect trends in findings. They also suggested ways that school climate research could be strengthened.Read the full article here!