California SEL Alliance News

SEL News from Our Inland Empire Coordinator, Darin Jones:

When our school district transitioned to distance learning in March of 2020, my SEAL (Social, Emotional and Academic Learning) team and I created a professional development (PD) program to ensure that the 53,000 students and 2,400 staff in our district were all educated on the importance of SEL in all areas of education. We have

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Legislative Update: July 2020

In July, the House Appropriations Committee released the draft fiscal year 2021 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) funding bill. The proposal includes $172 million for a Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Initiative to support SEL and “whole child” approaches to education. Within this amount, the bill provides: $110 million, an increase of

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Administrators

Social Emotional Learning and School Reopenings: A Guide for Schools from EdWeek

Schools are trying to plan for the upcoming academic year during a pandemic, economic recession, and national protests over police killings of Black Americans. The confluence of these seismic challenges makes developing students’ social and emotional skills critical to their academic fortunes, says a new guide on reopening schools developed by the Collaborative for Academic,

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Administrators

Key Insights From Research for School Leaders Crafting COVID-19 Reopening Plans

NewSchools Venture Fund has just released a new brief examining multi-year academic data and student self-reports identifying what matters most in social-emotional learning. Partnering with Transforming Education, NewSchools’ research hones in on three factors that are closely tied to improving academic outcomes, and identifies “power-pairs” within the findings that can help school leaders prioritize as

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Administrators

Las Virgenes Schools Will Offer Virtual Wellness Classes in Fall 2020

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) schools value the health and well-being of our students. This fall, daily virtual classes will be provided in a variety of areas including mindfulness, yoga, the arts and more. Virtual Wellness Classes at Las Virgenes Unified School District     LVUSD Offers Virtual Learning and On-Campus Classes Fall 2020

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Administrators

21 Anti-Racism Videos to Share With Kids

The innovative We Are Teachers website has an abundance of free resources for teachers, including classroom ideas, free printables, informative articles for teachers and administrators, virtual field trips, links to deals for classroom supplies, and contests. Recently, the staff put together a series of 21 videos about teaching anti-racism to young people.   “The United States

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Join the National Anti-Racism Teach-In

The National Anti-Racism Teach-In is an annual conference and global movement to dismantle structures and norms that uphold racial inequity. In its second year, this explosive gathering provides a productive space for attendees to explore the foundational history of racism and bias and recognize the presence of racism in ways that are often overlooked.  The

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