National School Climate Center
October 27, 2011
I have worked with the National School Climate Center (NSCC), Jonathan Cohen, and several of NSCC's staff for the past few years on a number initiatives ranging from training and technical assistance to research and evaluation. First and foremost, it is obvious that the NSCC's staff care about students and improving their school contexts and environments. Second, they offer first class services and are experts in the field of school climate improvement. The Comprehensive School Climate Inventory is a high quality tool and the report is very comprehensive and yet easy to use in supporting school climate improvement. Finally, I have attended NSCC's annual School Climate Institute twice and highly recommend it for school improvement teams.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
NSCC adds extensive experience, knowledge, and depth to school improvement efforts. I have enjoyed learning with and from Jonathan Cohen and the NSCC.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Leverge its work to enable a national research agenda to better demonstrate the critical impact that school environments have on student learning as well as the effectiveness of intentional, comprehensive school climate improvement.
Professional with expertise in this field & I have collaborated with the NSCC on various school reform initiatives.