Investment in Social-Emotional Learning Means Investment in Academic Growth

Investment in Social-Emotional Learning Means Investment in Academic Growth

June 29, 2020

Students’ social-emotional learning is being prioritized by education stakeholders more than ever before. That why in this Ed Surge article, Dr. Bill Daggett, “founder of the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and former teacher, administrator, and director with the New York State Education Department,” discusses the importance of addressing the social-emotional needs of students and how that can translate into academic growth. Daggett claims that since ESSA requires that schools disaggregate “student performance data, attendance data and referral, and discipline data” by student subgroup then “you have to articulate a plan about how you’re going to close that gap over the next three to five years,” which he believes that SEL and equity programs aim to accomplish.