The Aspen Institute Education & Society Program released a new brief – Pursuing Social and Emotional Development Through a Racial Equity Lens: A Call to Action. Developed with input from a broad cross-section of education practitioners and scholars, this framework is intended to help policymakers, practitioners and communities as they work to integrate the culturally and racially responsive approach to social, emotional and academic development necessary to achieve education equity for all students.
While it will take a concerted, multi-sector approach to achieve full equity for all students and for society, schools have an important role to play. Recognizing the role of race and taking action to respond in a culturally sustaining way, is one critical piece of the puzzle.
If you’d like to join in endorsing the framework and uniting behind its call to action, you can sign on here.