POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION STRATEGIES (PRE-K TO 12)
Stark racial disparities persist in disciplinary actions across our education system, from early childhood education through high school. The over-disciplining of Black and brown students often leads to negative outcomes, including reductions in student achievement, engagement, and educational attainment.
Our work in this area focuses on identifying and dismantling systemic biases and practices that lead to the overrepresentation of these students – especially Black boys – in disciplinary statistics. While discipline is necessary to maintain an atmosphere of safety and learning within schools, it must be applied equitably and in concert with fair practices that nurture and support the whole child.
We support student-centered interventions including social emotional learning, restorative practices, and trauma-informed approaches that seek to hold individuals accountable for their actions, while helping them to grow and become more productive members of their schools and communities.
Layla Garms | email@example.com
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