CASEL Releases New Policy Brief Assessing How States are Utilizing Social and Emotional Learning in ESSA Plans

CASEL Releases New Policy Brief Assessing How States are Utilizing Social and Emotional Learning in ESSA Plans

April 20, 2017

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) released a policy brief examining how states are utilizing social and emotional learning in ESSA plans. The paper suggests five ways for states to successfully incorporate social and emotional approaches:

  1. Articulate a well-rounded vision of student success
  2. Provide professional development to improve educator SEL capacity
  3. Identify evidence-based SEL interventions as a school improvement strategy
  4. Leverage Title IV grants to implement SEL strategies
  5. Make data related to SEL transparent to the public