The COSEBOC STANDARDS: The UnCommon Core for Schools Educating Boys of Color
COSEBOC Standards, the Uncommon Core (2020) is a research-based tool that provides a strong operational framework for the healthy transformation of schools and community environments necessary for successful learning outcomes for all students, especially boys and young men of color. School teams can use the Standards to identify strengths and areas of improvement in their education of students.
The standards are classified in seven core areas:
- School Leadership
- Parent/Family/Community Engagement Partnership
- School Organization
- School Environment and Climate
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Support
COSEBOC Standards Virtual Institute
The COSEBOC Standards Virtual Institute is a five-day professional development program that assists schools in using the Standards to conduct a self-assessment and develop a shared plan for improvement. This virtual learning opportunity consists of a combination of synchronous sessions and asynchronous learning. It is a rigorous professional education experience which supports district and school leaders in using the Standards to create thriving, equitable learning environments for all students, particularly boys and young men of color. The cohort-model institute is facilitated by expert practitioners and provides space to connect, reflect, and set a vision for leading transformational change.