State Initiatives to Improve School Climate and Discipline

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is proud to announce Maryland as the recipient of the 2015 State Initiatives to Improve School Climate and Discipline stipend project.

The Maryland team will highlight the state’s role in holding districts accountable for providing equal educational opportunities to all students and making sure schools administer discipline without discrimination. NASBE and Maryland will also demonstrate the need for appropriately designed and integrated state-level school climate and discipline data systems and develop state-level action plans to improve policies and practices. The project will include a comprehensive review of data across the state, identification of exemplary models of excellence in school climate and discipline practices, and a commitment to support struggling districts and hold them accountable for closing persistent gaps.

The State Initiatives to Improve School Climate and Discipline stipend project expands NASBE’s mission to strengthen the capacity of state boards of education to promote excellence in the education of all students and to advocate equality of access to educational opportunity. The project is funded through the support of Open Society Foundations.

For more information, contact Kimberly Charis, director of school climate, discipline, and equity.