California SEL Alliance News

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Join Other SEL Advocates in a New Digital Community

Alliance members (and those you know who advocate for or teach SEL) are invited to join a new online community bringing together social-emotional learning leaders—policy advocates, school administrators, engaged parents, and education activists. This community is hosted by the nonprofit Committee for Children with the intention that it will benefit you in a number of

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In Case You Missed It: Our Anniversary Party and Mixer

Reports from the 50 members who attended the August 4 event have been more than positive. Feedback centered around the event being both substantive and fun. As one attendee said: “I met the greatest people today and am so encouraged about the potential for progress. It was really wonderful.” And another attendee wrote: “What an

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Dr. Cranston Releases Book on SEL Environments

A scholar and writer as well as an administrator, our Executive Director Dr. Cranston combines her research and hands-on experience into what she seeks to be an important aid to expanding SEL adoption. From the book blurb: “Many educators find themselves wondering, what exactly is SEL? How should it be taught? What does it look like

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New Members – July 2019

This month, the Alliance welcomes the following new members: Mark Drewes, Project Specialist, Sacramento County Office of Education Samantha Wilke, SEL Provder, HeronBridge College,Zambia Allison Haynes, Administrator, Riverside County Office of Education Angela Der Ramos, teacher, Alisal Union School District, Salinad, CA. Roderick Cochran, Restorative Justice Practitioner, AWAKE Foundation, Fresno Melissa Tramel, Specialist, CUSD, Carpenteria,

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CDE Releases SEL Research Brief

As announced in a recent CDE newletter: “A new Policy Analysis for California Education research brief titled, Measuring School Contributions to Growth in Social-Emotional Learning, is now available. The Brief builds upon earlier work by examining the stability of the estimated school-by-grade effects on SEL across two years, using a large-scale SEL survey administered in California

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Bring Finnish SEL Practices to Your Community

The Fins are famous for the quality and effectiveness of their education system and its SEL elements. If you are an educator wanting to expand your school’s purview into early learning, or adopt a different method of teaching pre-school, or if you are a program provider wanting to expand into early education, there is an

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Health and Safety Workgroup Sets Recommendations

Here verbatim is a report in the CDE’s monthly SEL Newsletter (yes, they produce one, and below is how to subscribe).   “State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Tony Thurmond is holding transition workgroups for areas of education in which he is passionate. The Health and Safety Workgroup, comprised of over 50 educators, community-based organization

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National SEL News Roundup – July 2019

Piece by legislative piece around the country there is forward progress in SEL or related education endeavors, even in some unexpected places like New Hampshire under Republican Governor Chris Sununu, a surprising enthusiast. And as we reported earlier, nationally in June the House passed a $260 million appropriation to advance SEL (H.R.2740), which awaits an

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Meet Amy and Party with Alliance Members this Sunday, Aug 4

When SEL enthusiasts meet and greet most everyone seems to have a fun and inspiring time. Such was the feedback from last year’s Alliance First Anniversary Party. This year the event is combined with meeting our new executive director, Dr. Amy Cranston, and sharing a vision of expanding SEL in California – her thoughts and

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Communities

Support Assembly Bill 428

Our member organization Children Now asks that we all help move forward children’s mental health funding via SB 428 which passed the Senate and is right now in Assembly Committee. “This bill would require all CA schools to train 10% of their staff, or two staff persons, whichever is greater – including, but not limited

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