CSI Resources: Policy & Funding


Child Trends: State laws promoting social, emotional, and academic development leave room for improvement. An overview of the policies in all 50 states that address SEL, SEL in health education, cultural competency, trauma-informed practices, and mental/emotional health curriculum. (January 2019) NEW

Education Commission of the States: State Policies on School Discipline. Profiles policies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (August 2018) NEW

Annie E. Casey Foundation: Supporting SEL with Evidence-Based ProgramsThis report provides examples of districts that have successfully funded SEL. It can be used as a starting point for thinking about how to fund SEL initiatives.

ASCD: ESSA Implementation Resources for EducatorsA discussion of how ESSA connects with school health programs in terms of consolidation and funding. Although not specific to SEL, the document acts as a quick guide to understanding how ESSA can support school health programs.

Council of Chief State School Officers: Advancing Equity through ESSA: Strategies for State Leaders. A discussion of how ESSA promotes equity in eight key areas. Page 3 offers recommendations on closing funding gaps. The report is important for state education agencies that want to employ ESSA to accomplish multiple initiatives.

Education First: Making the Most of the Every Student Succeeds Act. 
A slide deck that provides information on the key changes between ESSA and NCLB and offers recommendations on designing innovative ESSA plans. Information on funding starts on slide 29.