Creating a District-Wide SEL Program, Supporting the Emotional Well-Being of Teachers, and More

 //  Nov 23, 2020

Creating a District-Wide SEL Program, Supporting the Emotional Well-Being of Teachers, and More

Here are a few of the education stories we’ve bookmarked recently.

Creating A District-Wide K–5 SEL Program

After becoming became increasingly aware of the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) the Meriden Public School District in Connecticut decided to create a district-wide SEL program across its eight elementary schools to help assist their students’ development and wellbeing. This feature, written by Meridian Public Schools’ behavior analyst Victoria Ryan, a co-leader of the SEL initiative, details how she and district leaders went about creating and implementing this new program across its various schools.


High School Seniors Have Made No Progress In Math Or Reading On Closely Watched Federal Test

In light of the National Assessment of Educational Progress releasing the latest round of federal test results, Matt Barnum national reporter, Chalkbeat examines the latest findings of the nation’s report card.


Creative Approaches to Supporting the Emotional Well-Being of Staff

As COVID-related school closures continue to disrupt the nation’s education system, teachers are feeling the emotional and mental repercussions in the face of the pandemic. Within this feature, Edutopia explores three unconventional approaches school leaders can take to help their staff manage their stresss this school year.  


Keeping COVID innovations even after the pandemic passes

Even though COVID-19 has had its setbacks in the education world, one school district in Birmingham, Alabama hopes to hold onto the new technologies and advances it has adopted this year even after the current pandemic. In this conversation with Kevin Hogan, Editor-at-Large, eSchool News, Bryan Phillips, Chief Technology Officer of Hoover City Schools, talks about some of the positive aspects of remote learning and what practices he thinks should remain once the world is back to ‘normal.’