True college and career readiness is about more than a student’s ability to read, write, or solve math equations


To succeed in the real world, a student must have the ability to work well with others, persevere through challenges, and make healthy choices and responsible decisions.

Oftentimes these two areas of growth are addressed independently: academic skill is the focus of classroom learning, while social and emotional learning, or SEL, is used as an intervention on an as-needed basis.

Research has established a clear connection between academic and social and emotional growth, which underscores...

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