From Response to Reopening: State Efforts to Elevate Social and Emotional Learning During the Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "Schools have drastically changed the way that staff, students, families, and communities engage with one another due to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. Schools quickly moved to distance learning and the ways academic, social, and emotional teaching and learning is delivered in an equitable way. [...] The purpose of this brief is to learn from what has been accomplished to inform re-entry plans moving forward.3 In our analysis of all 50 states' COVID-19 response plans, we found that 38 states make reference to SEL [social emotional learning] or student well-being. States varied in their approaches to incorporating SEL within their COVID-19 response plans, including providing a clear definition of SEL (and distinguishing it from mental health), and disseminating concrete SEL strategies. As states continue to update and modify their approach as the school year comes to a close, repositioning plans as they move into the summer and next school year, this analysis provides the opportunity for states to leverage learning from other states as they plan."

2020 Committee for Children
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