This issue brief was written to assist state policymakers in better understanding how social and emotional learning (SEL) can help students to be college and career ready. It provides a short description of what SEL is, why it is needed, and what it looks like in practice. In addition, examples of standards that support SEL at the federal and state levels, current SEL initiatives and programs, and outcomes and measures that can be used to assess SEL programming are described. A list of resources is included at the end of this brief for policymakers who are interested in learning more. Download at http://www.ccrscenter.org/products-resources/improving-college-and-career-readiness-incorporating-social-and-emotional

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