Summary: This article tells the story of “Aim High,” a summer program in California for disadvantaged middle school students. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) has a central role in these programs and also in the accountability measures of the CORE districts in California as well as the California State Department of Education.
Source: Jane Meredith Adams, EdSource, August 8, 2017
They [school leaders] are finding common ground in social and emotional learning, an organized method of teaching students behavioral expectations, self-management and relationship skills that is gaining traction nationally and in California. “Social-emotional learning is the DNA we share,” said Michael Funk, director of the Expanded Learning division of the California Department of Education that works with programs that run before school, after school and during the summer, known collectively as “expanded learning” programs.
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