WCSD’s Social and Emotional Learning Program Receives National Recognition

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Schools more closely assess the social-emotional strengths of students and the impact of new programs
  • CHARACTER STUDY—Students at Olathe Public Schools rated themselves as strong in social awareness but expressed less confidence about grit and perseverance, according to an SEL assessment conducted by the Kansas district.

    CHARACTER STUDY—Students at Olathe Public Schools rated themselves as strong in social awareness but expressed less confidence about grit and perseverance, according to an SEL assessment conducted by the Kansas district.

  • TESTING GAINS—Washoe County School District leaders say the assessment the district created to measure social-emotional development has strengthened student/teacher relationships.

    TESTING GAINS—Washoe County School District leaders say the assessment the district created to measure social-emotional development has strengthened student/teacher relationships.

Their surroundings may be idyllic, but educators in one Cape Cod district found themselves confronting the struggles experienced by systems across the nation. Barnstable Public Schools (5,300 students) had over several years seen an uptick in at-risk students and children with complex needs.

This, along with promising research from organizations such as the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, propelled the Massachusetts district—like so many others—to adopt a full-throttle social-emotional learning initiative.

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