Kansas Safe and Supportive Schools

The Kansas Department of Education partnered with the IEE to apply for and utilize federal funding to develop safe, supportive, and engaging learning environments in high schools across the state. IEE developed a research-based curriculum, provided data analysis and reporting for ongoing improvement to schools, and trained a state-wide network of coaches. A multi-year experimental research study in over 50 Kansas high schools showed math achievement increases, reading achievement gap narrowing, and significant decline of suspensions and expulsions.