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May 2019
Tools: Supporting SEL in Out-of-School Time
As summer approaches, it’s a good time to think about how to work with out-of-school time providers to extend SEL beyond the school day. These resources can help:

For more school team tools and resources visit the CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL and SEL District Resource Center .
House Committee Votes $260 Million for SEL
The House Appropriations Committee has voted to support an unprecedented $260 million for SEL as part of the 2020 education funding bill. The funds would support research, teacher professional development, mental health professionals in schools, and community schools. More here .
Register Now for 2019 SEL Exchange
More than 800 spaces have been taken in the opening weeks of registration for the inaugural SEL conference in Chicago, Ill., October 2-4, 2019. The deadline for early-bird registrations ($825) is July 30. Follow along on Twitter to learn more about the leading voices who are joining.
Arkansas Adopts New SEL Guidelines
The Arkansas Dept. of Education has adopted guidelines designed to give K-12 students a plan they can follow to achieve personal success. The guidelines include five components that closely parallel CASEL's five SEL competencies. Learn more
Congressional Briefing on Whole Child Approaches
Several leading educational organizations, including Committee for Children and CASEL, co-hosted a congressional briefing on whole child approaches to education on Wed., May 22. Topics included federal policy levers such as funding through the Higher Education Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and other programs that can be used at the state and local level to invest in whole child approaches to learning. Learn more
LPI: Guidance on Teacher Prep for SEL, Whole Child
Two new publications point to practical solutions for challenges facing the field. Preparing Teachers to Support Social and Emotional Learning , from the Learning Policy Institute, offers case studies of efforts by San Jose State University and Lakewood Elementary School. In an article for Greater Good Magazine, Lisa Flook writes how LPI distilled the “whole child” research into four pillars of school success: positive school climate, productive instructional strategies, social-emotional development, and individualized supports.
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This Month

Collaborating to Keep SEL on Course.   Kappan | Read More

Project-Based Learning Boosts Student Engagement Understanding.   Hechinger Repor t | Read More

Teens Want Schools that Nurture Their Social and Emotional Development.  ASCD Express | Read More

Integrating Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD): An Action Guide for School Leadership Teams. Aspen Institute. | Read More

Harvard’s Education Redesign Lab Proposes 10 Guidelines for How Educators & Communities Can Unite to Support the Whole Child.   The 74 | Read More

Voices from the Field: A Podcast with CASEL’s Ruth Cross on Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning.   Consortium for Educational Change | Read More
Mark Your Calendar

Tomorrow, May 24, 9-11 am ET: Third Annual SEL Symposium.  Urban Assembly’s  "Pursuing Equity Through Social Emotional Learning" is focused on the strengths of our students, communities, and school systems, and how SEL enhances those strengths to support social, economic, and educational access.   Live stream

Wed., May 29, 1-2 p.m. ET: Webinar: Using SEL Frameworks. The Assessment Work Group offers concise, accessible information to support efforts and improve young people's social and emotional competencies. Register

Tues., June 26, 2 p.m. ET, webinar: How CASEL Partner Districts Use SEL Measurement. Join Panorama Education to explore how districts are adopting an equity lens to using SEL measurement and addressing school climate through data as key levers of student success. Register

Thurs., Aug. 8, Transforming Learning Summit, Minneapolis, Minn. Annual K-12 conference focusing on ways to transform the school culture and learning environment for Minnesota schools.  Register
Thank you to CASEL's sponsors
The Allstate Foundation helps create more prosperous communities where people are empowered to fulfill their hopes and dreams. Through its Good Starts Young® program, The Allstate Foundation enables youth to build social and emotional learning skills and helps shape the next generation of leaders.  

LG is proud to partner with CASEL to advance SEL. The LG Experience Happiness platform is dedicated to bringing Sustainable Happiness Skills to youth across the country through collaboration, awareness and highly impactful SEL programming.