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October 26, 2018

How National Service Can Fuel Social-Emotional Development

National service programs give youth a valuable opportunity to serve their community and build social-emotional skills at the same time.

October 15, 2018

Civics Is Social and Emotional

Effective civics education engages students socially, emotionally, and academically. And students learn politics by doing politics.

September 24, 2018

What This State's School Board Learned From Talking to the Community

The Kansas State Board of Education turned the input of thousands of Kansans into action to focus on the whole child.

September 20, 2018

How Education Policymakers Can Engage With Their Community (And Why They Should)

The Kansas State Board of Education spoke to thousands of Kansans about what a successful young person should look like. Then they turned that input into action.

September 18, 2018

Leveraging the Community to Broaden Students' Horizons

Community volunteers can provide fresh perspectives on academic content, open students' eyes to new career opportunities, and speak to underserved populations of students.

August 07, 2018

A Holistic Approach to Student Success

Relationships matter for a child's education--including the relationships between teachers and staff, principals and parents, and schools and the community.

May 17, 2018

Elevating Student Voice Beyond the Walkouts (Part 2)

The recent wave of student walkouts has prompted two Virginia school leaders to reflect on how they empower students in their system (part 2).

May 15, 2018

After Violence, We Can Help Students Cope - And Create Change

Violence and trauma are a routine part of too many children's lives, says Dr. Meria Carstarphen. We have a responsibility to care for and prepare them.

May 11, 2018

Elevating Student Voice Beyond the Walkouts

The recent wave of student walkouts has prompted two Virginia school leaders to reflect on how they empower students in their system.

May 03, 2018

3+1 Reasons to Make Social, Emotional, and Academic Development a Priority

To give students strong academic knowledge, applicable work skills, and a sense of civic responsibility, we have to change our approach.

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