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WATCH: 3 Ways the Every Student Succeeds Act Supports Social Emotional Learning for Students and Teachers

March 28, 2018

Research proves the value of having social-emotional learning programs in schools. Not only do students learn skills like collaboration, compromise, and how to manage emotions, but SEL, as it’s commonly referred to, also helps students graduate on time, earn better grades, and boost future earnings in careers. The Every Student Succeeds Act allows states to fund social-emotional learning programs in three distinct ways, focusing on schools with large populations of low-income students; on teachers’ social-emotional health and training to help them share these skills with their students; and on support for schools that ensures their students are safe and healthy.