African-American students, particularly males, are disproportionately represented in school discipline, have significantly lower grades on standardized tests, and face unique historical and cultural tensions.
Watch this short video to learn more about how the classroom is different for African-American students.
What can we do?
We can understand and acknowledge that the black experience is different historically and culturally in order to build better relationships. Our workshop, How the African-American Experience Affects the Classroom and Strategies for Success, helps educators understand the cultural, historical, and social factors that affect African-American students and equips educators with proven strategies to reduce discipline referrals and improve the academic achievement of African-American students.