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 7: Harassment
This reference guide developed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) offers practical guidance for district staff members related to harassment issues. District staff members responsible for harassment issues may find the content useful in developing appropriate policies and procedures.
This resource offers links to Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidance documents addressing disability, racial and sexual harassment in the school setting.
This resource provides an example of how student harassment training has evolved at Waunakee Community Middle School in Waunakee, Wisconsin, over a 15-year period. This document summarizes the program's evolution and offers supporting materials.
This link to the American Association of University Women website provides information about its Crossing the Line report on sexual harassment in schools. As noted at its website, this report is "based on findings from a nationally representative survey conducted in May and June 2011, it presents the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12 and reveals some sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment and the negative impact it has on students' education. The report concludes with concrete recommendations and promising practices for preventing sexual harassment directed at school administrators, educators, parents, students and community members."
This link to the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project offers resources on teaching tolerance.
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