K-12 Education

Caring Communities: Linking School Culture and Student Development

July 26, 2018  • National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

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The fourth case study from the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development discusses the relationship between school climate and culture and social, emotional, and academic development. “Caring Communities: Linking School Culture and Student Development” highlights intentional approaches to creating safe and supportive school climates, with a special focus on Kellison Elementary School in Fenton, Mo.

 

The case study also describes approaches by high schools across the countryincluding Damonte Ranch High School in Washoe County, Nev., which builds relationships with students through advisory groups; John Hancock College Preparatory High School in Chicagowhich has partnered with community organizations to help transform its school culture and climate and improve students’ social, emotional, and academic skills; and Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Conn., which focuses on building students’ leadership skills and voice to improve school climate.

Case Study 1
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Putting It All Together
August 24, 2017 • National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

Case Study 2
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Supporting the Whole Teacher
December 19, 2017 • National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

Case Study 3
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School-Community Partnerships
April 17, 2018 • National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development