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Policy Priorities 2016 FallVolume 22, Issue 03June 2016A Bright Future with SEL
Executive Summary on A Bright Future with SEL
The research is clear: students need academic and social and emotional competencies for success in college, careers, and life. Yet, even as the United States educational system begins implementing social and emotional learning (SEL) and shifting from high-stakes, test-based accountability, questions remain regarding the measurement and assessment of these skills and competencies. How can we integrate SEL into schools without educators experiencing “innovation fatigue”? How can state departments of education support SEL so that it holds and flourishes in schools? This issue of Policy Priorities takes on these questions and more.
Social and Emotional Learning: It SELs Itself
A Is for “Academic”
Grassroots, Not Grasstops
Reaching the CORE of Assessment
Where Do We Go from Here?
Austin ISD SEL Office: Everything’s Bigger in Texas
Good ideas, the best intentions, and a stirring vision aren’t enough to effect change in schools. Unstuck offers a road map to help schools change from the inside out instead of the top down. Inside-out approaches are designed to encourage schools to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, finding better ways to help students learn and pursue their own intellectual passions and talents—while also maintaining a healthy skepticism and reliance on data to make sure new approaches and ideas are working.