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April 2019
Tool: Promoting Equity Using SEL
One key to promoting equity in schools is using a culturally responsive lens to implement instruction and assessments. These guiding questions from CASEL's newly enhanced District Resource Center will help you think through the process.
Tool: FAQs on CASEL’s Schoolwide Guide to SEL
Do you have questions about schoolwide SEL? We have plenty of answers in CASEL’s new resource, an interactive website that leads school-based teams through a process for systemic SEL implementation. The approach helps schools infuse SEL into every part of the educational experience and promotes equitable outcomes for all. ( PDF version.)

For more school team resources, visit the School Guide .
NASBE Finds Strong Support for SEL, Some Concerns
According to new survey research from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), influential stakeholders view SEL favorably. But they also express reservations about overburdening teachers and labeling students, the survey finds.
2019 SEL Exchange registration opening next week
Don’t miss early bird registration opening April 30 for the inaugural SEL conference in Chicago, Ill., October 2-4, 2019. More than 400 speakers from around the world will present on the global SEL movement, building a culture of equity through SEL, the future of work, and so much more. Keep checking our website and sign up for conference emails to learn more about the leading voices that are joining.
Cross-Districts Meeting Brings Together 21 School Districts to Focus on SEL
Nearly 200 education leaders came together April 9-11 in Sacramento, Calif., for CASEL’s eighth annual Cross-Districts Learning Event. The theme was “Interrupting Inequity and Achieving Academic Success Through SEL.” More than 60 students, ages 6 to 18, participated in meaningful ways, reinforcing the importance of youth voice and participation in systemic SEL . View a summary of the meeting with links to tools and resources .  
CASEL Announces Four New Board Members
A warm welcome to CASEL's four new board members .
David Adams, director of social-emotional learning at The Urban Assembly , a nonprofit organization that creates and serves a group of New York City public secondary schools.
Marc Brackett, Ph.D., founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University.
Janice K. Jackson, Ed.D., chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, the third largest school district in the country.
Chi Kim, chief executive officer of Pure Edge, Inc., a foundation that advances strategies for educators and learners to support social, emotional, and academic development through mindful movement and rest.
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Worth Reading
This Month

How Do You Measure Social and Emotional Learning? Hechinger Repor t | Read More

Collaborative Classrooms to Support Social and Emotional Learning. ASCD Express | Read More

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

Key Takeaways from Education Week’s Summit on Social-Emotional Learning in Schools. Education Week | Read More

How Student SEL Competence Assessment Can Improve Teaching and Learning. Measuring SEL | Read More

Former Austin High Student Writes Bill to Give Kids the SEL Skills that Changed Her Life. Austin360 | Read More
Mark Your Calendar

Tomorrow, April 24, 12 noon ET
Webinar on CASEL's enhanced and expanded District Resource Center.

April 22-26; Recess Checkup
Join Playworks’ week-long event and hundreds of teachers and principals in taking the Recess Checkup—a three-minute quiz to assess recess. | T ake the Recess Checkup today

April 30, 8:30-11:30 a.m. ET: Equity + Social, Emotional, and Academic Development = Supportive Schools. A seminar in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Institute for Student Achievement. | Learn more and register

May 1: SEL Summit: Lessons Learned & Opportunities for Massachusetts
A full-day conference hosted by Transforming Education, the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, and SEL4MA. | Register here

June 24-25: CASEL Summer Institute – SOLD OUT
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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.