Widespread Support for SEL

Widespread Support for SEL

May 30, 2019

This recent teacher and administrator survey from RAND notes that it’s no surprise that support for SEL is growing across the country given that research “shows that students’ social and emotional competencies are related to improvements in achievement and in other outcomes.” In addition, the report notes that “funding for SEL programs is available through the Every Student Succeeds Act, which offers a broad definition of school and student success.” However, the authors explore deeper questions related to SEL, such as which SEL skills do educators think work best, what kinds of practices and programs are schools developing and implementing, and what do educators say they need to do to successfully implement such initiatives?