Some weeks ago, Diversity Now met with Burlington High School's principal to discuss strategies for assessing school climate. School climate is assumed by some to refer primarily to student behaviors, but our intent was to encourage the school's administration and teachers to be self-reflective about their ability to provide a supportive learning, growth, leadership and social environment for all students.
We were encouraged to learn that a climate survey is being discussed with plans for implementation this academic year. The survey, as we understand it, will be administered to students, parents, and teachers.
One self-assessment tool schools might adopt is titled "How Well is Your School Doing at Bridging Racial, Class, and Cultural Differences?"
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