Since 2013, our investees have begun to see improvements in school climate, suspension rates, attendance, and academic attainment.
Bridgeport Public Schools
During the 2016-17 school year, Bridgeport Public Schools saw a decrease of 6% in out-of-school suspensions from the previous school year; 2016-17 was also the first year in-school suspension rates declined since 2013-14. Since then, the school district has continued to see a steady decrease in suspensions.
Bridgeport Public Schools Out-of-School Suspensions
Bridgeport Public Schools In-School Suspensions
Bridgeport Public Schools Graduation Rates (%)
Bridgeport Public Schools Chronic Absenteeism (%)
New Beginnings Family Academy
Since 2017, the year the school began to implement their progressive education model with Emotionally Responsive Practice, New Beginnings Family Academy has seen and sustained a dramatic decrease in their suspension rate.
New Beginnings Family Academy Chronic Absenteeism Rate (%)
New Beginnings Family Academy Suspension Rate (%)
Quotes from Investee Partners on the Impact of their SEL Efforts
You can literally feel the difference in our school. It is a calmer, more peaceful environment with teachers using better strategies to communicate with students, families, and peers, and students and families also having SEL tools at their fingertips…. Plus, our social workers have more time for true social work versus constantly responding to crises.