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Temkin, Deborah A.; Solomon, Bonnie J.; Katz, Emily; Steed, Heather – State Education Standard, 2019
In a healthy school environment, school staff are addressing a student's physical, emotional, and social needs in order to create the conditions for that student to learn. Creating this healthy school environment requires more than the traditional "grammar of schooling" -- a primary focus on curriculum and pedagogy--and encompasses a…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Holistic Approach, Wellness, Mental Health
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Minnich, Brian G. – State Education Standard, 2019
School leaders are feeling conflicted about their school buildings. On the one hand, they want to provide children with safe, secure spaces. On the other, they want to provide open, collaborative, and exceptional 21st century learning environments. By taking a holistic approach, they can have both. It's important to remember that many current…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, School Safety, Educational Environment, Holistic Approach
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Hoover, Sharon A. – State Education Standard, 2019
Recognizing the effects of trauma besetting many of their students, many states, districts, and schools are revamping approaches to making schools physically and psychologically safer. Many of the steps to establish safer, more supportive schools are aligned with those needed to create trauma-responsive schools. State boards of education are…
Descriptors: Coping, School Safety, Trauma, Mental Health
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Eitland, Erika; Allen, Joseph – State Education Standard, 2019
Improving the school building may well be the most overlooked means of improving student health, safety, and academic performance. Yet in conversations about factors that lead students to academic success, only rarely does the role of the physical environment come to the fore. By downplaying the importance of the building, policymakers and parents…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Physical Environment, Role, Academic Achievement
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Estes, Austin; McCain, Brianna – State Education Standard, 2019
An evolution has taken place in Career and technical education (CTE) over the past few decades. CTE students often go on to graduate high school, enroll in college, and secure high-wage employment at higher rates than their peers. Every learner should have the opportunity to benefit from CTE, but even today many students cannot access these high…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Vocational Education, Data Use, Family Involvement
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Champagne, Erica; Therriault, Susan Bowles – State Education Standard, 2018
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) and the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education are deeply committed to ensuring that every student in the state has access to a high-quality education, and they have combined this commitment with an openness to innovation. After just one year of School…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, School Turnaround
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Osher, David; Pickeral, Terry – State Education Standard, 2013
Social inclusion for students with disabilities builds on steps taken for physically and academically inclusive learning environments and highlights the need for all students having frequent opportunities to interact with a broad range of peers in a variety of settings within and outside the classroom setting. This article presents some…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Attitudes, Disabilities, Educational Environment
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Parker, Robin C.; Corona, Laura; Cahn, Andrea – State Education Standard, 2013
Today's youth face many challenges, from achieving personal and academic success to feeling emotionally and physically healthy and safe. These challenges are even greater for some students due to the presence of a disability, and especially students with intellectual disabilities (ID). Increasingly, children with ID, who once were on the margins…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Attitudes, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Disabilities
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Freiberg, Jo Ann – State Education Standard, 2013
This article take a critical look at what can be done to create safe school climates for all students because some schools are not the safest places in our communities when it comes to emotional or intellectual safety--and this is especially true for those who are "different." Children with special needs, gender non-conforming students,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Peer Relationship, Victims
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Brown, Margot; Grevatt, Peter; Merse, Cynthia – State Education Standard, 2012
Healthy school environments are essential to ensure the best setting for learning. When school environments are unhealthy, students and staff may be exposed to harmful pollutants and chemicals that can cause their health, attendance, and scholastic performance to suffer. Among the factors that can affect the environmental quality of school indoor…
Descriptors: School Maintenance, Sanitation, Conservation (Environment), Educational Environment
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Ashkin, Stephen – State Education Standard, 2012
Ten or even five years ago, it would have been a major undertaking for a school district to convert to a comprehensive green cleaning program. At that time there was little precedence and no "roadmaps" for doing so. Thus schools faced numerous challenges that included: (1) what defined a green cleaning product; (2) should a comprehensive program…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Sanitation, Boards of Education, School Districts
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Balek, Bill – State Education Standard, 2012
Environmentally preferable products, sustainability, "green," reducing environmental footprint--have all become part of the everyday lexicon as schools, businesses, households, and the public sector have increasingly focused on strategies and tactics designed to reduce their impact on the environment and human health. State governments…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Sanitation, School Maintenance, Conservation (Environment)
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State Education Standard, 2012
This article presents case studies from three districts implementing green cleaning. In 2008, Missouri passed legislation requiring state education officials to convene a committee of stakeholders with the purpose of developing green cleaning guidelines and specifications for schools. The guide, published by the Department of Elementary and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Sustainable Development, School Maintenance, Sanitation
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Bainbridge, William L.; Lasley, Thomas J., II; Sundre, Steven M. – State Education Standard, 2003
Options (busing, magnet schools, vouchers, and charters) proffered to make urban public schools more effective have met with political debate and mixed success. Suggests 14 basic policy initiatives that have sufficient use and research support to create genuine opportunities for student success. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education