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Georgia rates classroom climate above average in most schools

Nearly one in six Georgia public schools have some work to do when it comes to creating a safe classroom environment, where students have little risk of being harmed or bullied by staff, intruders or their classmates.

Fifteen percent of schools were rated unsatisfactory or below satisfactory in the state Department of Education's first school climate ratings. The ratings are to gauge conditions that make teaching more difficult, and are based on factors such as the number of students suspended or expelled, student surveys on drug use, bullying, and chronic absenteeism. The goal is to help the state and school districts determine what low-scoring schools need to do to create a better classroom environment.

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