Through a series of changes—both philosophical and practical—Principal Hamish Brewer and his team are working to make Fred M. Lynn Middle School in Prince William County, Va., a place where students' needs drive every decision they make. Here are five things they've already done to move toward that goal.
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A group of California districts collects survey data on social-emotional learning and school climate. But educators need more than a spotlight on concerns--they need solutions to help address them, a new report says.
January 15, 2019
The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development recommends schools work with community groups and policy makers to incorporate students' social and emotional development into their work, using standards or benchmarks to guide them.
January 09, 2019
Students' ability to engage and succeed in the classroom is influenced by how safe, supported, and connected they feel at school. Here are some trends and policy changes that may affect school climate in 2019.
November 29, 2018
High school students believe their schools aren't adequately preparing them for challenges they will face after graduation, a new survey finds. They identify social and emotional factors as areas for improvement.
November 14, 2018
Experts say schools can play a critical role in preventing suicide through education, support, and relationship building. This video explores one Virginia high school's approach.
June 20, 2018
This video explores how one school district weaves student voice into its social-emotional learning efforts.
June 05, 2018
A $100 million gift announced Tuesday will allow the Sanford Harmony social-emotional learning program to make its programs available for free to pre-k through sixth-grade students nationwide.
June 05, 2018
Social-emotional learning is appealing to schools, but adopting the strategy can present some challenges, this video explains.
May 15, 2018
WATCH: A District That Prioritizes Social-Emotional Learning Grapples With How to Measure If It Works
The Washoe County school district in Reno, Nev., has been on the forefront of infusing social-emotional learning throughout its schools as a key strategy for improving student engagement, attendance, and high school graduation rates.