Racial Disparities in School Discipline: How Do They Relate to Achievement?

Program Dates 
February 7, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

We’ve long suspected a connection between racial disparities in school discipline and student achievement, but only now is there a documented relationship based on national data. In this webinar, the lead author of the study that established the link, Dr. Francis Pearman, will share the details of this work and its important implications for students, especially African American students. The fact that one disparity is clearly connected to the other, and in both directions, suggests a profound lever for change.


Join our February Monthly Master Class to engage with Dr. Pearman. John Garcia III of the Greater LA Education Foundation will join the conversation to discuss the new possibilities these findings suggest for funders investing in discipline reform, racial equity and more. Celine Coggins of Grantmakers for Education will facilitate a discussion between Dr. Pearman and webinar attendees.

Learn more and register here.

Monthly Master Class

The purpose of the Monthly Master Class is to engage in deeper learning together and practice talking across difference. On the first Friday of each month, Grantmakers for Education hosts an interview-based webinar. Each session is anchored by reflections from one to two members and a nonprofit or academic leader and includes time for questions and collaborative sense-making among presenters and attendees.