Districts across the country are making social and emotional learning (SEL) central to the educational process. School leaders are creating safe and supportive learning environments. Teachers are creating classrooms where students are engaged, respected, and empowered — and where they succeed academically. By focusing systemically on SEL, these districts are getting results. Academic achievement, graduation rates, and attendance are up. Suspensions and disciplinary incidents are down. Students and staff are more positive. Learn more.