This article reports on the Compassionate Schools Project (CSP), an $11 million, six-year experiment in social and emotional learning that aims to teach students compassion, empathy, and resilience. These so-called soft skills, research suggests, can translate into success inside and outside of school.Source:
Wendi C. Thomas, Equal Ed – Christian Science Monitor, October 5, 2016Description:
The CSP experiment comes four years after Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher signed a resolution to add the city to an international coalition of “compassionate” cities committed to the values of selflessness, equity, justice, and respect. The compassion curriculum, which aligns with state curriculum standards, will replace traditional physical education and practical living courses at 25 schools, while 25 other elementary schools will serve as comparison schools.
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