Actions for Equity

CASEL continues to be committed to advancing equity and excellence in education through social and emotional learning (SEL). Find out more on our initiatives and resources to advance SEL as a Lever for Equity.

NCLD: Supporting the Social and Emotional Learning of Systematically Marginalized Students in a Pandemic

  • Resources on understanding and addressing intersectional needs during COVID-19, especially for systemically marginalized young people such as those with learning disabilities. Includes separate guides and key questions for families, school leaders, and district leaders in English and Spanish

CRE Hub: Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Remote Education

  • This resource from the NYU Steinhardt College of Culture, Education, and Human Development offers educators actionable strategies grounded in research for approaching distance learning with a culturally responsive lens

Common Sense Education: 7 Ways to Make Distance Learning More Equitable

  • Provides guidance for designing quality distance learning experiences, focusing in on ways to reach students with limited tech access and identifying communication gaps that could impact your most vulnerable students

The Trevor Project: Implications of COVID-19 for LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention 

  • This research paper from the Trevor Project discusses the serious implications of the COVID pandemic on the mental health of LGBTQ youth along with ideas for how supportive adults can mitigate these risks

The Education Trust: 10 Questions for Equity Advocates to Ask About Distance Learning

  • Poses 10 big questions for equity and school district leadership to consider related to distance learning, offering data on the challenges related to each question and ideas for consideration linked to school district’s efforts across the country

Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative: Trauma-Sensitive Remote Learning: Keeping Connections Strong

  • This is a brief review of trauma-sensitive school and district leadership approaches in light of COVID. The authors synthesize answers to key questions based on what leaders in educational settings have put into place and research

ASCD: Why COVID-19 Is Our Equity Check

  • A thought-provoking reflection from a leader in the SEL-field on how the pandemic created the opportunity for an ‘equity check’ in our society