Social and emotional learning (SEL) is more than just a curricular add-on--it's an integral part of helping students learn empathy for their peers and create safe spaces for everyone to learn. Creating a positive school climate goes a long way toward establishing safe and happy learning communities.

Two recent reports from the National School Climate Center (NSCC) offer some real-world examples from schools and insight from thought leaders to support and drive school climate improvements.

The Lessons from the Field report spotlights six school districts' efforts to create positive school climates, and it also shares best practices to help...

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