Positive Learning Collaborative
We transform schools by empowering educators to bring equity to education.
The Positive Learning Collaborative (PLC) is a partnership between the United Federation of Teachers and the NYC Department of Education that helps schools ensure every child develops the social, emotional and academic skills needed to succeed in school and life.
Who we are
The PLC is composed of a group of public school educators, psychologists and social workers with several decades of experience working in New York City. Above all, we seek to eliminate the major inequities among our public school students, where certain groups of children face a decreased chance of success. For nearly a decade, we have been successfully using social-emotional strategies, evidence-bearing training and healing practices to overcome systemic barriers that hinder learning, and turn our schools into joyful communities in which to learn and grow.
The PLC supports schools with a multi-tiered system of social and emotional learning supports ranging from workshops to leadership coaching. We collaborate with administrators and established school teams to examine relevant data and identify needs. Schools may be chosen to participate in our full support model, and every school has opportunities to access PLC's support through a variety of resources available on our website.
Since we began collaborating with our schools, several quantifiable metrics have improved. Major incidents have decreased, while staff members' trust in the administration and job satisfaction have increased. Additionally, more than 2,500 educators at our full-support schools have received at least one form of support since 2020, and over 500 parents and caregivers have also received at least one support.
To learn more about our program, or how your school can participate in the Positive Learning Collaborative, visit www.positivelearning.org.