“Every school, every school district, and every state should be very serious about routinely and systematically assessing school climate, because it really is one of many key determinants of student performance and success,” says Shaun Harper.
The Chronicle of Higher Education | December 13, 2016
Matthew Steinberg is mentioned here regarding how some of the largest school districts in the United States have implemented policy reforms to curtail the use of suspension and other approaches to discipline.
“We hope communities and states can use this data to inform decisions about designing and structuring College Promise programs,” said Laura Perna, after the recent launch of the online College Promise database.
The Center for Minority Serving Institutions and the Council on International Exchange have partnered up to increase study abroad participation at MSIs. Marybeth Gasman said, "...we don’t have enough students from minority-serving institutions that are studying abroad. We are trying to fundamentally change that..."
"That's precisely what our free-speech debate needs right now: more fuss from the faculty. Free speech should be an academic question, not an administrative one. The real question is whether we'll step up to answer it," says Jonathan Zimmerman.
The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 23, 2016
Jonathan Zimmerman says that the Trump candidacy has played a large role in triggering prejudiced episodes in public schools. "It's made lots of people and their kids feel more free to express certain bigoted ideas."