School Justice

2024 Policy Priorities

Our 2024 policy recommendations for Georgia aim to: (1) reduce the number of children removed from school, (2) improve school-based behavioral supports for children (3) increase stability and permanency for children in foster care; and (4) increase opportunity for stable, healthy housing for low-income children and families.

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Kids in Class: Innovations and Best Practices

Education climate (or school climate) is how the school experience “feels” related to safety, teaching and learning, interpersonal relationships, and the physical building. A positive school environment also has been shown to increase teacher retention, lower dropout rates, decrease incidences of violence, reduce the need for out-of-school suspensions, and increase student achievement.

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