State policy plays a key role in creating the conditions that support quality implementation of SEL at the local level (districts, schools, homes, community organizations). How are states supporting implementation of quality SEL strategies, policies, and practices at the local level?
Our Collaborating States Initiative was developed to help states create, implement, and share effective efforts. Participation grew rapidly from only a handful of state agencies in 2016 to 38 by 2020.
- Build foundational support and plan for SEL
- Strengthen adult SEL competencies and capacity
- Promote student SEL
- Reflect on data for continuous improvement