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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February 04, 2019
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.
June 20, 2018
This video explores how one school district weaves student voice into its social-emotional learning efforts.
June 05, 2018
Social-emotional learning is appealing to schools, but adopting the strategy can present some challenges, this video explains.
May 14, 2018
Education Week's Evie Blad will moderate a discussion on guns, school safety, and civic engagement with student activists Thursday. The event will be livestreamed on the Education Week website.
March 19, 2018
"Knee-jerk reactions" to school safety fears after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., have created civil rights concerns for students of color and students with disabilities, a group of civil rights organizations said Monday.
March 13, 2018
A focus on students' social, emotional, and academic development improves classroom learning, a new report says, but teachers need support to bring that mindset into their work.