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December 12, 2019

Students Who Can Manage Their Emotions Do Better in School, Large Scale Study Finds

The findings of a meta-analysis are likely to help bolster the case that schools that invest in teaching social-emotional skills to students will get a payoff in higher achievement.

February 04, 2019

Social-Emotional Learning Data May Identify Problems, But Can Schools Fix Them?

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

Set Social-Emotional Learning Benchmarks to Guide Efforts, Commission Recommends

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.

August 21, 2018

Schools Should Teach (and Measure) 'Soft Skills,' Parents and Educators Agree

Schools should assess students on both their "academic knowledge" and "nonacademic skills," parents and educators said in a new survey.

June 05, 2018

Watch: Social-Emotional Learning Strategies, Explained in Three Minutes

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.

March 07, 2018

Parkland-Inspired Bill on Guns, School Safety Heads to Florida Governor's Desk

Florida lawmakers passed a bill that includes restrictions on gun purchases, school safety measures, and a voluntary program to arm school staff. Gov. Rick Scott has not said if he will sign it.

November 07, 2017

Principals Like Social-Emotional Learning. Here's Why Schools Struggle With It

Principals see a lack of time, inadequate teacher training, and funding as barriers to carrying out social-emotional learning in their schools, a nationally representative survey found.

August 10, 2017

Building a Modern Marshmallow Test: New Ways to Measure Social-Emotional Learning

The winners of a recent design challenge took a crack at measuring social-emotional learning, proposing everything from analyzing students' behaviors when taking computer-based tests to gauging their responses to real-world simulations.

March 29, 2017

Can Social-Emotional Learning Be Measured? Contest Seeks Ideas

A contest seeks creative ways to measure students' social-emotional learning.

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