From Risk to Resiliency: Reducing Disproportionate Discipline

Saturday February 10, 2018
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Room 118

Nationally, 1.2 million Black students were suspended from K-12 public schools in a single academic year – 55% of those suspensions occurred in 13 Southern States. Districts in the South also were responsible for 50% of Black student expulsions from public schools in the United States. Dr. Robert Kirton’s “100% Personal Journey from Risk to Resiliency” will address this growing concern. He will share his hands-on-knowledge of working with students at-risk and struggling school systems. He will engage participants with a multimedia presentation that will build a framework- a work product in hand to address those identified most at risk in their schools and communities. This session is highly relevant for educational leaders who need a comprehensive all-hands-on approach, because a positive school climate is recognized as an important target for school reform and improving attendance, behavioral and academic outcomes for struggling schools and students at risk.

classroom leaders
school climate & culture, at-risk populations