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 [...]

8 02, 2018

Meeting ESSA Title IV Requirements with the DESSA

By |2019-01-29T20:19:27+00:00February 8th, 2018|DESSA, ESSA, Legislative|0 Comments

Meet ESSA Title IV SEL Requirements It happens every spring. As schools begin planning next year’s budgets, we are approached with questions from educators who are sold on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and are looking for ways to fund it for the following year. We’ve previously shared tips on how to leverage Title IV [...]

9 11, 2017

How are States Incorporating SEL into their ESSA Frameworks?

By |2019-01-29T20:28:31+00:00November 9th, 2017|ESSA, Legislative, SEL Integration|0 Comments

There are many ways states have integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) in their new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans. Here is a snapshot of the ways a few states ─ Illinois, Washington, and Wisconsin ─ are embedding SEL in their ESSA plans. Consider these examples as you think through ways to expand 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 [...]

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) [...]

2 03, 2017

Social & Emotional Learning: A Preferred “Other Indicator” for ESSA

By |2019-01-29T20:42:40+00:00March 2nd, 2017|ESSA, Legislative|0 Comments

Schools across the country are ramping up for The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a new federal mandate that goes into effect this fall. ESSA will replace No Child Left Behind, a federal law passed in 2002 to help bridge the academic achievement gap in our nation’s public school system. In addition to measuring academic [...]