Community Impact (Austin, Tex.)

Austin superintendent discusses achievement gaps, social-emotional learning. (Nov. 2016) Learn more.

Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch

A CASEL colleague writes about teaching compassion in a post-election classroom. (Dec. 2016) Learn more.

Education Dive

How are districts measuring social and emotional learning? (Nov. 2016) Learn more.

RadioWest podcast (52 min.)

Paul Tough talks about how to help children succeed. (Nov. 2016) Listen to podcast.

Education Dive

How districts in Illinois, California, and Texas are measuring social and emotional learning (Nov. 2016) Read more.

Psychology Today

Improving school climate—strategies to promote equity and safety. (Nov. 2016) Read more.

Washington Post: Oakland superintendent chosen for D.C.

Antwan Wilson, who has led the Oakland schools in support of SEL, has been chosen to head the Washington, D.C. district. (Nov. 2016) Read more.

Tacoma News-Tribune: Yale program teaches middle schoolers

RULER helps kids cope with emotions and reduces suspensions. (Nov. 2016) Read more.

The Atlantic: Civics lessons from the 2016 election

Using the election and its outcome to explain America’s history and politics to students. (Nov. 2016) Read more.

U.S. Department of Education publishes guidelines

For Title IV, Part A of ESSA that underscore the importance of a well-rounded education, which includes social and emotional learning. Read more.

Atlanta Public Schools

Changes policing to align with SEL. Read more.

CASEL weighs in on ESSA

The new federal education legislation. Read more.

A major new bipartisan report on reducing poverty

Includes social and emotional learning. Read more.

Focus on SEL in

Nov. 2015 issue of Principal Leadership, the magazine of NASSP (sign-on required).

NY Times

Op ed piece highlights social and emotional learning.

Important follow-up to the Sat., Oct. 24
Education Week

Puts the spotlight on SEL and CASEL. “Social-Emotional Learning in Action — How a Leading District Responded to the Community’s Clarion Call” is an interview with Paul Goren, superintendent of schools in Evanston, Ill. Download the interview. In early September 2015 Education Week featured a webinar titled “Social-Emotional Learning: Systemic Innovation for Improved Outcomes.” The webinar focused on the implementation of districtwide social and emotional learning in Austin, Texas. It’s part of the Education Week webinar archives and can be accessed at no cost. Click here to view the webinar. Note: The link will take you to an online registration form, which must be completed in order to view.

Atlanta Public Schools

Partners with CASEL to launch SEL initiative. Link.

A New Online Course in SEL

And related courses. Link.


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