Student Equity

3 05, 2018

Promoting Equity Through PBIS and SEL

By |2019-01-28T19:42:15+00:00May 3rd, 2018|MTSS/PBIS, Student Equity|Comments Off on Promoting Equity Through PBIS and SEL

Research shows that students of color (especially African-American students) receive significantly higher rates of disciplinary action: more office referrals, more suspensions, and more expulsions. Disciplinary action can have lasting effects on students and may impact their future education, employment, and income. As educators, it is important to implement equitable practices in our schools and communities [...]

29 03, 2018

How Can SEL Support Restorative Practices?

By |2019-01-29T20:14:46+00:00March 29th, 2018|SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on How Can SEL Support Restorative Practices?

SEL in Practice: Resolving Conflicts through Restorative Justice Sometimes, good intentions can work against you. Research shows that when punitive practices such as expulsion and suspension are used too frequently, schools/programs are actually less safe, have lower academic achievement and face increased dropout rates. For these reasons, organizations are moving away from punitive forms of [...]

26 10, 2017

How SEL Can Help Reduce Bullying

By |2019-01-29T20:31:05+00:00October 26th, 2017|SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on How SEL Can Help Reduce Bullying

What causes bullying in schools? Research suggests that teens bully when they have insufficient self-confidence, social acceptance, respect, and/or feelings of insecurity. Schools continuously work to reduce bullying, but unfortunately there are no fast or easy solutions. In the spirit of Bullying Prevention Month, learn more about why students resort to bullying and how social [...]

17 08, 2017

Reduce Chronic Absenteeism with Social and Emotional Learning

By |2019-01-29T20:33:42+00:00August 17th, 2017|SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on Reduce Chronic Absenteeism with Social and Emotional Learning

Under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states must establish accountability systems that measure student success or school quality. How to measure these is up to individual states, and many are zeroing in on chronic absenteeism. Districts have long used attendance rates as a metric for measuring early warning and student performance. Yet, chronic [...]