Last month, the House Appropriations Committee passed legislation that provides historic levels of federal funding ($260M) for social and emotional learning. The bill will be taken up shortly by the Senate Appropriations Committee. We ask your organization to sign on to this letter drafted by CASEL urging the committee to incorporate this funding into its bill. Details about
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Encouraging Outtakes from Interview With Linda Darling-Hammond, New President of the California State Board of Education
In reporting on Linda Darling-Hammond’s appointment by new California Governor Newsom to the 11-member state board, the Washington Post described her as “a giant in education.” Best known as founder and president of the Learning Policy Institute based in Palo Alto, she has long been a major national voice for policy supporting social-emotional learning, equity
Last month we reported on the advocacy campaign to save after-school funding in California, which was facing cuts when increases are needed. After rallies in Sacramento and around the state, the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education voted to include additional funding for After School Education and Safety (ASES) – good temporary news (if not a
The big funding initiative is Measure EE supported by Mayor Garcetti – which has corporations, building owners and homeowners owners (except seniors) paying a little more in real estate taxes in order to lower class sizes and attract and retain quality teachers, counselors, school nurses, librarians, support staff and principals. It is facing strong opposition
Rolling out a MTSS or RTI framework can be daunting. Watch this episode of Panorama Q&A to learn how to set up a winning tiered support system.
On May 14 the newly founded Sacramento-based Center to Improve Social-Emotional Learning and School Safety went public with a webinar about its goal to help educators with research, strategies and tactics to implement SEL and school safety practices and programs on an enhanced level. The center operates on a federal Education Dept. grant to the
California language arts teacher Erin Castillo helped CBS news put the spotlight on social emotional learning. This CBS News segment shows how Castillo implemented her own system of emotional check-ins and relationship-building dialogue. “Their grades have gone way up this year, their self-esteem has gone up,” Castillo tells reported Jamie Yuccas in the segment. “They’re
Since July 2019, Dr. Amy Cranston has been at the forefront of the social-emotional learning (SEL) revolution in California as executive director of the California SEL Alliance. Amy formerly and for some years served as Director of Expanded Learning Services for the Ventura County Office of Education and a Regional Lead for the California Dept.