Advancing Schools’ Focus on Social and Emotional Development.

October 24, 2016

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A commission convened by the Aspen Institute will kick off a multi-year endeavor next month to explore how educators, policymakers, and researchers can more thoroughly incorporate students’ social and emotional development into the work of schools.

The aim of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development is to “advance a new vision for what constitutes success in schools: the full integration of social, emotional, and academic development to ensure every student is prepared to thrive in school and in life,” the Aspen Institute said in a news release announcing the group’s formation.

Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) is one of two sitting governors on the commission. The other, Governor Brian Sandoval (R) of Nevada.

Read more about the Commission here.

Read more about the work being done right here in Virginia between E3: Elevate Early Education in partnership with the University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) and the Virginia Secretary of Education: Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Project (VKRP).