Supportive environment framework overview

The NYCDOE Supportive Environment Framework (SEF) describes the elements of making an environment truly “supportive.” Anchored in evidence-based research about effective best practices for school climate, social-emotional learning, and culturally responsive education, this Framework will support schools and district stakeholders in understanding all aspects that contribute to a Supportive Environment. This overview is designed to serve as a quick guide to the Supporting Environment Framework, its purpose, and the timeline for implementation.

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