Student Well-Being Reports

Safety and Social-Emotional Learning: Results of a National Survey

August 2019

In April of 2019, the EdWeek Research Center conducted a nationally-representative survey of nearly 700 pre-K-12 teachers. The objective was to learn more about the intersection between social-emotional learning, student mental health, and school safety.

Overall, the survey identified a disconnect between the types of strategies that teachers most associate with safe learning environments and the approaches most frequently used by schools. The results highlight the need for educators to more closely examine their approach to creating safe schools.