How to apply for and receive funding for social and emotional learning programs.

20 12, 2018

8 Tips to Get Started with SEL Right Now

By |2019-01-28T19:18:04+00:00December 20th, 2018|Funding, Program Implementation, Research, SEL Data|0 Comments

Launch an SEL Program in 8 Steps (And Start Today!) A national survey shows that principals understand the importance of teaching social and emotional skills to youth, and for good reason. Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps students get ready to learn and increases student achievement through better grades, fewer behavior incidents, and higher graduation [...]

21 06, 2018

4 SEL Funding Opportunities in the 2018 Federal Education Budget

By |2019-01-28T19:36:06+00:00June 21st, 2018|ESSA, Funding, Legislative|0 Comments

Earlier this spring, Congress passed the Federal Education Budget to fund schools for the remainder of this fiscal year (through September 30, 2018). Surprisingly, many federal education programs received funding increases. This is good news for social and emotional learning (SEL), since more money has opened up to support SEL initiatives. As you plan for [...]

19 10, 2017

How to Secure Funding for Your Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program

By |2019-01-29T20:31:19+00:00October 19th, 2017|Funding, Research|0 Comments

SEL provides many benefits, including increased academic performance, decreased negative behaviors, and long-term economic gains to society. More and more states, districts, and afterschool organizations are rolling out SEL programs to better support students. Yet like most initiatives, SEL programs need sustainable funding. To help ensure you have the funds you need to support your [...]

7 09, 2017

How the Proposed 2018 Education Budget Impacts SEL Funding

By |2019-01-29T20:32:57+00:00September 7th, 2017|Funding, Legislative|0 Comments

The House Appropriations Committee has approved an education budget that calls for more than $2.4 million in cuts. The reductions are far less than the president’s plan, yet the House bill’s proposed decrease in spending will limit funding for many important education programs ― and this could impact social and emotional learning (SEL). The good [...]

20 07, 2017

6 Ways to Leverage ESSA Funds: Improving Professional Development with SEL

By |2019-01-29T20:35:34+00:00July 20th, 2017|ESSA, Funding, Professional Development|0 Comments

What is one of the most impactful things we can do to improve education for all students? Ensure our educators are knowledgeable and adept at their jobs by providing relevant, impactful professional development. States are realizing that the traditional one-day workshop model can be dramatically strengthened by implementing comprehensive professional development that fosters a culture [...]

6 07, 2017

Did You Know? You Can Leverage Title IV Grants for SEL Programming!

By |2019-01-29T20:36:14+00:00July 6th, 2017|Funding, Legislative|0 Comments

ESSA specifies that Local Education Agencies that receive $30,000 in Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAE) must direct portions of that money toward three priorities: - Well-rounded educational opportunities (20% of the budget) - Safe and supportive practices (20% of the budget) - Effective use of technology (at least some portion of the budget) [...]

16 03, 2017

Are SEL Programs Worth the Time & Money? A Look at the Return on Investment

By |2019-01-29T20:42:11+00:00March 16th, 2017|Funding, Research, SEL Data|0 Comments

Currently, there is a lot of buzz around developing the social and emotional skills of students. Many research studies demonstrate that students benefit from SEL programming and these programs can lead to better grades, higher attendance rates, and increased positive behavior. Yet with ever-tightening budgets, district leaders often wonder–what is the return on investment of [...]