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Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid educators in nurturing school climates conducive to learning. It is organized around five elements aimed at developing a positive learning climate.

Sub-Task 2: Business Community




Organizations that May Collaborate in Youth Violence Prevention Efforts

This checklist excerpted from Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action, a publication from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides a list of organizations that may be interested in collaborating in partnership with schools on youth violence prevention efforts including efforts to improve the school climate.



Fostering School, Family and Community Involvement

This resource is part of Education Northwest's series of safe schools guidebooks. Fostering School, Family and Community Involvement helps educators identify and discuss the issues involved with school, families and community organizations working together to enhance the school climate.

Strategies for Community Engagement in School Turnaround

The Reform Support Network (RSN) conducted studies between April and August 2013 of 11 states and districts, urban and rural, engaged in the communities surrounding low-performing schools.

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Role of Business and Foundation Leaders in Supporting Community Schools

This link to the Coalition for Community Schools website describes the role business and foundation leaders can play in supporting local and community schools.



Partnering with Diverse Community Members

This webinar explores the ways several schools have successfully cultivated and sustained partnerships with diverse families and community members. Our schools and districts throughout the country are experiencing dramatic shifts in demographics, and this diversity brings rich resources, but this can also be a source of misunderstanding and conflict among school staff, families and other community stakeholders. The webinar focuses directly on the topic of diversity and offered tools and guidance to develop rich partnerships with diverse families and community members. The session featured school and district strategies to address and embrace diversity in ways that enable partnerships among home, school and community.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.