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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 3: public safety agencies





Youth Crime Watch of America, Inc., (YCWA) is now known as Ignitus. As noted at its website, "Ignitus Worldwide is a non-profit organization comprised of sites domestically and in 38 countries internationally. The goal of Ignitus Worldwide is to create empowering environments for youth. An Ignitus site is established with leadership development and civic engagement as the basis for empowering youth." The website provides information about the program and related resources.



D.A.R.E is a widely known anti-drug abuse program used in schools throughout the United States. However, schools should note there is no scientifically-based research that shows the effectiveness of the program. This is important in regard to NCLB requirements for funding programs with federal dollars. Schools that are using the program seem to be doing so as part of a broader drug abuse curriculum.

Implementing an Effective School Resource Officer Program

This fact sheet from the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado discusses the roles and responsibilities of a school resource officer and provides a description of a model program.

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.