The final of three "bright spot" briefs examines how states are leveraging ARP funds to improve students’ learning and social and emotional well-being by strengthening adult SEL competency and capacity.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provided a $122 billion historic federal investment in K-12 education to help states and districts safely reopen schools and address students’ academic, social, and emotional learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CASEL has recommended three priority areas for social and emotional learning (SEL) investment that can assist states and districts in optimizing ARP for student success:
- Promote social and emotional learning (SEL) for students
- Align SEL efforts across schools, families, and communities
- Support adult SEL competencies and capacity building