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.
J.R. Wilson: There is a good chance social-emotional learning is already embedded in education programs across your state. Is it possible it is embedded in your state’s ESSA plan?
Leave it to Education Week to spin social-emotional learning into the government shutdown story to say that even U.S. Senators can benefit from it.
ACT has developed its own social-emotional learning assessment for middle and high school students and officially jumps into the latest education fad.
Jane Robbins: Parents reassert your right to protect your children from dangerous experimentation. Schools must treat students as students, not patients.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education gives schools a social-emotional survey on school climate to be given with MCAS.
CASEL launched a design challenge to create a tool to help schools measure social-emotional learning in their students, and they announced the 2017 winners.
Shane Vander Hart: A propaganda piece for social-emotional learning on the website of the CBS affiliate in Miami, FL prompted a visceral reaction.