SEL Policy

SEL Policy Around the Country

A Scan of State Policies to Support Equitable SEL

In 2021, Ed Trust and CASEL partnered to create 50-state scans for five SEL-related policy areas, the results of which are publicly available in this digital tool. State leaders can support districts and schools in integrating efforts to holistically support both social and emotional needs and academic learning by prioritizing these policies in state goals, providing evidence-based and equity-focused guidance and sufficient funding, and ensuring data is publicly available.

SEL4US Updates

We are not alone and SEL is growing.

SEL4VT is part of a network of states promoting SEL in schools and communities under the SEL4US umbrella. Here are a few updates from the April convening of the SEL4US coalition:
>International SEL Day was officially endorsed by State Governors in California, Vermont, and New Jersey.
>The following states hosted webinars or other activities on SEL Day: CA, MA, MT, NM, OH, OR, TX, VT, WI.
>New Hampshire is the most recent state to join the SEL4US network.