State Administrators

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School climate improvements require support from staff at all levels, from the educators in the classroom to the administrators at the state level. State administrators have the ability to bring partners together and leverage resources to thoughtfully support districts and schools. Aligning and leveraging resources while streamlining supports across agencies can greatly impact how effective programs and policies support state leadership and sustain the school climate improvement efforts throughout schools.


Featured Resources

Today’s educators are in a unique position to talk with youth who may be vulnerable to human trafficking and exploitation. They see young people every day in their schools, learn about their lives, and can provide safe spaces for students who need help. This resource offers strategies K–12 educators can use to talk with youth about human trafficking and exploitation.

Title page for resource with "Delivering Services in School-Based Settings: A Comprehensive Guide to Medicaid Services and Administrative Claiming"

Provides guidance for how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is expanding access to Medicaid health care services in schools, including behavioral health services, and reducing administrative burden for states and schools.

First page of the Assessments 101: A Policymaker’s Guide to K-12 Assessments document

Supports State leaders’ understanding of assessments by first classifying and categorizing assessments, and then providing an overview of common terms used when choosing and utilizing assessments.

Cover page of Leveraging National Service in Your Schools toolkit

Presents a toolkit for superintendents, principals, and other education stakeholders to determine the best ways for them to leverage national service resources in schools. This toolkit helps stakeholders identify how national service resources can help meet schools' needs, match schools' needs to an AmeriCorps and/or Senior Corps program, and apply for Corporation for National and Community Service resources or partner with nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, city agencies or mayors' offices.

Pencil checking off a EDSCLS box.

Provides surveys for middle and high school students, their parents, teachers, instructional staff, non-instructional staff and administrators on a web-based platform. The surveys can be downloaded free of charge and provide user-friendly school climate reports back to users. Local education agencies administering the survey will be able to store the data locally on their own data systems.

Cover image - Michigan Department of Education Safe and Supportive Schools Final Report

Presents findings for Michigan's Safe and Supportive Schools (S3) grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Contains grantee progress and highlights: 65% of schools reported improved school safety scores, 52% of schools reported a decrease in bullying, 30% of Safe and Supportive Schools received "Reward" status, and 70% of S3 2010 Priority schools moved off the Priority List. This final report also presents trends in statewide graduation rates over the course of the grant, previews key initiatives, and details lessons learned.

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