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Experts Agree Social-Emotional Learning Matters, and Are Plotting Roadmap on How to Do It

A national coalition of researchers, policymakers, and educators has forged a consensus on why schools need to respond to students’ social and emotional needs. (January 23, 2018)

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While a vast majority of the nation’s public school teachers are white women, the latest data from the federal staffing survey shows increasing diversity, and big differences between the teaching force at traditional and charter schools.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Support for charter schools has dropped significantly over the last year, while opposition to private-school choice programs has softened, according to a new public opinion poll from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Louisiana's two-year-old law, the nation's strictest, may be complicating the work of the researchers who use student data to study schools.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Educators and researchers are working together to shape the next phase of research around social-emotional learning and student engagement.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
A new study suggests long-term use of sign language may hold back the speech and reading skills of children who use cochlear implants to create a sense of sound.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Customizing instruction for every student can generate modest gains in math and reading scores, but it can create major implementation challenges for schools.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Checker E. Finn Jr.'s recent Commentary questioning the validity of social-emotional learning sparked an outpouring of responses from readers. Here’s what they had to say.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Despite efforts in many states to toughen teacher evaluations, two new studies show that principals rarely give harsh ratings.
July 13, 2017 – Education Week
Flooding impoverished schools with health and social services is not new, but these so-called "community schools" initiatives are gaining steam in places like New York City. But is it an effective strategy for improving long struggling schools?
July 12, 2017 – Education Week
Educators say students need to feel welcome at school to be successful, but some say they struggle to address barriers to belonging.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week

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