Sep 18, 2014
With schools implementing higher academic standards that require engaging and effective teaching, a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education in partnership with the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign finds that far too many low-income students and students of color do not have access to great teaching that supports a positive school environment.
Citing that teachers do not always have the preparation and support needed to develop these skills, the report offers several federal, state-, and local-level policy recommendations to support the teaching needed to create a positive school climate.
This report represents the final installment in the Alliance’s series of papers on how equitable and effective school discipline policies, equitable access to rigorous and engaging course work, and access to effective teaching work together to create a positive school climate. The other three Climate Change reports are available here.
This report was written by Joseph Bishop, PhD, director of policy at the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign; Jessica Cardichon, EdD, senior director of policy and advocacy at the Alliance for Excellent Education; and Martens Roc, a policy and advocacy associate at the Alliance for Excellent Education.