SEL and the Achievement Gap
Research shows that students of color (especially African-American students) receive significantly higher rates of disciplinary action. This can have lasting effects on students and may impact their future education, employment, and income. As education professionals, we have a responsibility to implement equitable practices in schools and communities and ensure that all students are treated fairly — no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, family income, disability, cultural background, or religious affiliation.
SEL and Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) can help educators foster equity and address the root cause of disproportionate disciplinary actions and referrals while simultaneously providing a flexible framework that addresses the unique needs of a school. Read More.