Social and emotional learning occurs when teachers and school staff help students develop the interpersonal skills they need to succeed in school and work. This skill-building happens in the course of everyday instruction, when teachers pause to encourage students to pose a question in a more respectful tone, imagine how others feel, take a deep breath to calm themselves down, break a goal into manageable pieces and more. Social and emotional self-management is thought to set the stage for productive, cooperative learning.
Much has changed since voters approved Proposition 187, an initiative to expel undocumented students from its public schools and universities.
The longtime leader in the field says social and emotional practices help reach disconnected students and give purpose to learning.
Gov. Newsom signed the bill delaying start times for teenagers against the opposition of school groups that said districts know best how to set schedules.
The classes are part of a state program to help children in foster care find and enroll in child care programs.
State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond join those calling for a major revision.
The school board will look into exactly how it will conceal the mural, but proponents of keeping the mural open to public view say they will now consider what options they have to do so.
Studies show that freshman year can be one of the most critical years in a student's academic journey.
District policy of random searches disrupted instruction and made students feel less safe, principal says.
Promoting understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities can reduce microaggressions, overt discrimination and harmful conflicts.
California districts should use insights from surveys of students' habits of mind but not rate schools by the results, a PACE research project concludes.
As district recovers after strike, superintendent calls on state to provide more funding.
In survey, principals say more time is spent addressing problems associated with the threat of gun violence than any other challenge.
School officials are increasingly focused on students’ social and emotional learning.
The budget proposal is expected to significantly expand paid family leave, home visits to help parents teach and care for their babies and screenings to identify delays early.
Many educators say restorative justice has transformed school climates. Others say it is over-hyped. A new study by the RAND Corp. lends support to both sides.