Positive School Climate: What It Looks Like and How It Happens

 Positive School Climate: What It Looks Like and How It Happens: Nurturing Positive School Climate for Student Learning and Professional Growth by Tami Kopischke Smith, Faith Connolly, and Charlene Pryseski

In this BERC study,  a qualitative analysis was conducted at five Baltimore City Schools to develop an understanding of how principals led their school’s climate turnaround and how efforts were received by students and staff.  Read the full report SchoolClimateFeb2014

Continuing work will explore the various tools City Schools is using to measure its schools’ climate and how these tools can be leveraged in a concerted manner to gauge and improve collaborative efforts to impact school climate.