States seek to assess schools' learning conditions

About 11 states are utilizing federal grant funds to evaluate the climate in some of their high schools -- using a scorecard to assess schools' handling of safety and discipline, as well as students' engagement and connection to school. The effort is backed by $37 million in Safe and Supportive School grants from the U.S. Department of Education. As states begin to implement the Common Core State Standards, supporters say the focus on climate -- or the conditions in which students learn -- has become increasingly important.

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