Social-emotional learning

Time to include social-emotional measures in assessments

Time to include social-emotional measures in assessments

Non-academic skills are vital to success in school – and beyond

BY MANY MEASURES, the Commonwealth is leading the pack when it comes to public education. Massachusetts students score higher on standardized tests than their peers across the nation and high school graduation rates have been steadily increasing over the past decade. But does that mean students are prepared for life after graduation? My organization looks(...)

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Universal, broader screenings of students needed

Universal, broader screenings of students needed

Approach would support social-emotional learning efforts

THE OPIOID LEGISLATION taken up by the House this week excludes a controversial provision from the Senate bill requiring public schools to screen all students in grades 7 through 10 for substance abuse problems. As the bill moves to conference committee, an opening remains to build on the spirit of the Senate’s screening provision with(...)

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