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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes new provisions in the law that support social and emotional learning (SEL). This webpage from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) provides an overview of how SEL is referenced in ESSA. This webpage also includes information and links on additional federal policies that support SEL.
For over 20 years, CASEL has been a leading organization in advancing and promoting integrated academic, social, and emotional learning for students from preschool through high school. This webpage highlights aspects of federal legislation, ESSA in particular, that create conditions to support state implementation of SEL. Additionally, the webpage has links to a new national commission on SEL and other resources on implementing SEL. CASEL’s website is a highly useful resource to all stakeholders interested in learning about implementing SEL at the school, district, and state levels.