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Wed January 2, 2013
Safe School Climate
The children of Sandy Hook Elementary school go back to class today, in a new school in Monroe.
Officials of that district are putting a premium on the safety of these students - physically and emotionally - as they try to return their lives to normal.
But around the country, students are heading back to a school today where they DON’T feel safe - whether it’s from bullying, exclusion, or violence that projects from outside the school walls.
Advocates for a safe school climate have been working on the ground for years to create a safe, positive atmosphere for students.
Today we’ll look at school culture with Jo Ann Freiberg from the state Department of Education, teachers, administrators, and you.