SEL Contributes to Improving African American Suspension Rates in California

As reported in this EdSource story, data from a new California Department of Education report suggests that restorative justice programs, including social-emotion learning, are effective in improving school climate.

“I think we’ve learned that social-emotional learning is mandatory,” says Orange County Superintendent of Schools Al Mijares. “If a student is disrupting class, kicking them out on the street is not the answer.”

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