(2017, March)Useful to: Parents, educators, and policy makers seeking to establish safe and supportive learning environments.


There is a growing evidence base on the relationship between positive learning environments, child development, and academic achievement. The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)’s second symposium highlights core principles related to creating and maintaining safe and supportive learning environments, as well as why states, districts, programs, and schools should consider integrating this work into their improvement plans.

The symposium includes examples of aligning initiatives, funds, personnel preparation, evidence-based practices, and professional development in early childhood in K-12 settings.

You can listen to or read a transcription of the symposium at: