Social and Emotional Learning in Policy
Policies that affect social and emotional learning can play a critical role in establishing SEL as an essential element of pre-K-12 education. Policies at many different levels—federal, state and local—play a key role in determining the priority schools give to SEL in the curriculum and in assessing students’ learning of the basic SEL competencies. CASEL continually monitors and advocates for such policies.
CASEL works with a bipartisan group of federal policymakers to advance legislation that promotes SEL across the United States. Learn more about the Act.
State learning standards are a primary driver of curriculum and assessment. States are increasingly including social and emotional learning in their standards. Read more.