Summary

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.

This report updates emerging insights from our earlier 2018 report about these issues. The insights and examples are organized into four sections, corresponding to our new unified theory of action we’re using to support states, districts, and schools:
  • Build foundational support and plan for SEL
  • Strengthen adult SEL competencies and capacity
  • Promote student SEL
  • Reflect on data for continuous improvement

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Wisconsin: Regional Career Pathways Link SEL to Career and Workforce Development
Articles & Briefs Wisconsin: Regional Career Pathways Link SEL to Career and Workforce Development CASEL, Coalition for Career Development Center, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
May 12, 2022
Delaware: Partnerships Integrate SEL With Career and Workforce Development to Define a New Generation of Learners
Articles & Briefs Delaware: Partnerships Integrate SEL With Career and Workforce Development to Define a New Generation of Learners CASEL, Coalition for Career Development Center, Delaware Department of Education
May 12, 2022
Kansas: A Vision for Integrating SEL with Career and Workforce Development for Students
Articles & Briefs Kansas: A Vision for Integrating SEL with Career and Workforce Development for Students CASEL, Coalition for Career Development Center, Kansas State Department of Education
May 12, 2022

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