The Assessment Guide provides several resources for practitioners to select and use measures of student SEL, including guidance on how to select an assessment and
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A national campaign invites students and teachers to share students’ work with the wider community, writes journalist and project-based learning advocate Suzie Boss. In this
Sydell, L., & Norsworthy, C. (2018, June 04). Apple Aims To Help Parents Crack Down On Kids’ iPhone Use. Retrieved July 16, 2018
A new mobile application from Apple will allow parents to limit how long their children use apps, including Netflix and social media. The Screen Time
DeSisto, D. (2018, June 03). Local schools using mindfulness, mediation and yoga to ease student stress. Retrieved July 16, 2018
Fifth-grade students at a school in New Jersey are meditating for about 10 or 15 minutes every day to help them focus and manage stress.
Elementary-school principal Tracey Smith first focused on the staff when she wanted to improve her school’s culture. In this commentary, Smith offers several methods they
A therapy dog can help elementary-school students to develop social and emotional skills, asserts principal Shari Feeney. In this blog post, she writes that her
Data and Resources
PovertyUSA is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. An initiative of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), PovertyUSA seeks to educate and promote understanding about poverty and its root causes.
Child Trends improves the lives and prospects of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing the resulting knowledge with practitioners and policymakers.
National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) Established at Johns Hopkins University in 1996, NNPS invites schools, districts, states, and organizations to join together and use research-based approaches to organize and sustain excellent programs of family and community involvement that will increase student success in school.
Census Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) The U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program produces single-year estimates of income and poverty for all U.S. states and counties as well as estimates of school-age children in poverty for all 13,000+ school districts.