Community of Practice (CoP): Investing in Adolescents: The Role of School Culture in Shaping Student Trajectories

In this session, we heard from Shanette Porter, the lead author of a recent report from the University of Chicago Consortium: Investing in Adolescents High School Climate and Organizational Context Shape Student Development and Educational Attainment. This report shines light on what schools can do well to positively affect students’ long-term trajectories. The findings show the value of taking a holistic view of adolescents, and that fostering students’ engagement and a challenging, supportive environment for them are the most important things schools can do.

Speaker: Shanette Porter, Co-Director of the Equitable Learning and Development Group and Senior Research Associate at the University of Chicago Consortium

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