The pandemic forced most schools into an elongated period of virtual learning that left students disconnected from school communities and readily accessible supports they might otherwise find during a normal school year. Thirty percent of young people responding to a […]


Nearly all states required or recommended that public schools close their doors in 2020 due to the pandemic. As schools moved to distance learning, the state policy landscape shifted as well, with broadband and internet access, social and emotional learning, […]


More than one in three state boards of education included social and emotional learning (SEL) on their 2017 agendas, prioritizing everything from mental health to teacher preparation. While there was buzz at the outset of 2017 suggesting that some states […]