As we navigate the pandemic’s fallout among our children, we need more than ever to make Social Emotional Learning (SEL) a cornerstone of America’s education system.
Post-pandemic and into adulthood, young people will find social-emotional learning skills valuable for relationships, work, and life’s challenges.
One of us is the First Lady of New York City and the founder of ThriveNYC, the nation’s most comprehensive mental health plan.
Seven in ten principals (71 percent) have at least developed and partially implemented a plan for teaching SEL skills, the report found.
The time is now for a bold investment in education and mental health that will benefit the entire country.