Press Release Little research evidence for, or objective, reliable way to measure SEL’s efficacy; raises significant concerns about student health and privacy
Shane Vander Hart: There is an ongoing conversation about how schools can assess students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) skills, no one is asking whether they should.
ACT announced last week that they won a contract to provide a standardized assessment for a moral education program for students in the UAE.
Jane Robbins and Karen Effrem: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is far more subjective and invasive, and far less effective, than proponents claim. Maybe The 74 should take another look.
Long Island Business News reported that yet another billionaire philanthropist will be throwing more money at what ails K-12 education, this time focusing on social-emotional learning.
EdSurge has a piece of Social-Emotional Learning propaganda up. The headline is “The Future of Education Depends on Social Emotional Learning: Here’s Why.”
NPR has a story on group therapy that is now offered at Cresthaven Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md. that they say is one of several schools that now offer students “training in how to manage emotions, handle stress and improve interpersonal relationships.”
The National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development with The Aspen Institute released a report in March entitled “The Practice Base For How We Learn: Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Development” that lacks footnotes or references to any research.
The U.S. Department of Education promotes the idea of social-emotional learning for educators on their website through a guest article from the 2016 Washington State School Counselor of the Year.