The Northeast Comprehensive Center (NCC) collaborated with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to develop a research brief on the outcome trends among boys of color in K-12 school environments and a research review of the most prevalent strategies currently being implemented in schools and communities across the country. The report, My Brother’s Keeper Guidance Document: Emerging Practices for Schools and Communities, provides guidance, particularly on policy-making decisions and programs, for NYSED on how to support the NYS MBK Initiative.
“The report…provides critically important information about the scope of the issues facing boys and young men of color and the strategies to tackle those problems,” said State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia.
After sharing the report with NYSED, NCC also presented it to the Board of Regents. NCC has begun developing the outline for the implementation guidance document, which will inform districts and schools on how they can adopt the emerging practices to enhance outcomes for boys of color.